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which tools for hard brake lines
Posted 22 April 2005 - 12:09 PM
I got the flare nuts at NAPA and I believe they are 9.5 mm, so which flare wrench should I get? They had a set that had a 9 and 10 mm wrench, but the nut wouldn't fit into the 9 mm, and was loose in the 10 mm. Does anyone make a 9.5 mm, or should I get a 9 mm and file it a little bigger, or get a 10 and try not to round off the bolt.
Are these 3/16" brake lines with a double flare? I think the flare making tool I got only does a single flare. It looks like Harbor Freight has a double flare making tool, but is this what I really need?
Something tells me that my single flared vice-grip tightened lines are gonna squirt brake fluid in a bad way. Any advice would be a huge help.
- James B
Posted 22 April 2005 - 12:16 PM
I use vice grips as mine are rusted BAD and a real PITA to take apart. For the new lines I put in my regular metric wrenches worked fine.
Definatly play around on some scrap line for a while with the double flare tool.
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