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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-19-2003, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Brake line fitting stuck ***** need \"trick\" to fix

Anyone got a favorate "TRICK" to free up a frozen brake line fitting at a "T" block?
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I've been using the the solvent for a week so far. Tried a little heat (propane torch) but still no luck.
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I don't want to replace all the front lines, so I'm tring real hard not to bugger up the "T" block.
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Re: Brake line fitting stuck ***** need \"trick\" to fix

1. I used a MAP torch,
2. Propane or lubricants wouldn't touch the fitting.
3. Be prepared to sacrifice the T fitting,
4. As there's risk to everything,
5. Oh yeah, and also be prepared to flee for your life...
6. Brake fluid is highly flammable.
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Re: Brake line fitting stuck ***** need \"trick\" to fix

Go to a plumbbing supply and buy a wrench that looks much like a regular pipe wrench w/ the threaded adjustment that goes up and down except its spring louded and kind of clamps around the fiting in other words-the harder you twist it the harder it clamps around. my small one is about 4" long and is indespensable for breake work. Good luck [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img]
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Re: Brake line fitting stuck ***** need \"trick\" to fix

If your lines are that frozen you might just be better off replacing them now. If they are really rusty I would just get some lengths of brake line with the ends already on at NAPA or whatever and do em now. Chances are if they are that rusty they will twist and either break the tube or really weaken it, if and when you get the fittings to break free.
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Re: Brake line fitting stuck ***** need \"trick\" to fix

I can't get any of the lines off the "T". I'm trying to avoid replacing the break lines if possible. No more money or time in the buget right now. I want to get some wheelin in before winter. Don't need anymore upgrade projects. I got the son-in-law looking for that plumbers wrench. If he doesn't find one, I guess I'll have to get the Blue Wrench out and heat it up.
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When the front pads are worn out, I want to convert to power disc brakes and then replace all the lines.
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Re: Brake line fitting stuck ***** need \"trick\" to fix

Maybe I'm missing something. If you don't want to replace the brake lines why do you need to take them off the tee?


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Re: Brake line fitting stuck ***** need \"trick\" to fix

I guess I should have provide more info. I did a SOA and need to get the extended lines on. The steel section (about 10" long) from the "T" to the driverside front wheel rubber section was damaged from rubbing the frame where it passes thur the frame.
I got it off the afternoon using the "blue wrench" for about 5 seconds. It took over two hours to go get the torch and set up. Anyway, made a new steel section and installed the extended line.
Thanks for all the "tricks".
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