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Arghhhhh, it was all going so well, which means disaster is just around the corner.

Last night we set about bleeding the brakes, but it wasnt to be. This turned into find which joint(s) leaking, tightening it up, trying again, and repeating a number of times.

As we had made new lines up, it appears the "flares" arent sealing properly, which means stripping the whole thing again, and trying to re-flare the offending pipes/joints.

Its not like Im short of jobs to do, Im gagging to get the vehicle finished, but I think its spent too long in the garage and is now scared to come out :rolleyes:

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Arghhhhh, it was all going so well, which means disaster is just around the corner.

Last night we set about bleeding the brakes, but it wasnt to be. This turned into find which joint(s) leaking, tightening it up, trying again, and repeating a number of times.

As we had made new lines up, it appears the "flares" arent sealing properly, which means stripping the whole thing again, and trying to re-flare the offending pipes/joints.

Its not like Im short of jobs to do, Im gagging to get the vehicle finished, but I think its spent too long in the garage and is now scared to come out :rolleyes:

Did you use cutting grease or tallow when you flared pipes?

if you didnt try, it it gives you smoother finish.

Garry.

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Did you use cutting grease or tallow when you flared pipes?

if you didnt try, it it gives you smoother finish.

Garry.

You're better off using brake fluid, anything else may cause contamination.

Use a decent flaring tool, those like the ones Machine Mart sell are the spawn of Beelzebub, and they're only suitable for soft copper and aluminum!!!!!!! not even cupro nickel!

Also make sure you do the single and double flares correctly, and use the appropiate flare, some slave cylinders need a double flare, like you use with a hose end.

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