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Old 11-21-2020, 05:14 PM
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Alright fine, we won't keep anyone in suspense. I rolled the dice and decided to give the passenger side a try before we lost daylight and still had the PRO wrench in hand.

Medium heat
no fires
and the fitting let go with about half as much effort. SWEET!!


Effduration, THIS is why something simple like undoing a fitting becomes a project.

About 3 or 4 of the threads on that fitting where in the crustacean zone fusing the two together pretty good. One thing that does make it much easier is the design of the brake hose has this star interlocking thing that prevents it from spinning as you apply force.

There's been a couple times I've mangled a brake line trying to get it loose because the other side wasn't held down properly, spun around and caved in on itself.

Unfortunately my picture taking was lacking some because of gloves/fire/brake fluid but I managed to get both brake lines back in.

The fitment of these Raybestos hoses was pretty good. The one hose needed a slight bend to get it to sit in the plastic guide thing but overall I'm satisfied with the quality.

and juuuuuuuuuuuuuuust as I thought I was wrapping up on the passenger side I couldn't seem to get the fluid to stop dripping. New copper washer on both sides so what gives?

I took off the hose and looking at one of the washers I noticed something that looked off. Hmmm

One side of the washer

The other side

Grrrr....I guess you gotta double and triple check everything nowadays because made in China

The old copper washer didn't look too bad so I cleaned it up a bit and threw it back in there. Brakes weren't leaking with the old washer so it has to be better than the new extra leaky one right?

Everything is back together and after bleeding the rear, the brakes should be a done deal.
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:54 PM
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That is REAL pretty now Shit ton of work I can only imagine, but the result is totally worth it - and, well, you'll have brakes that you can count on now
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:00 PM
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That Swampy is one tough cookie!
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by c-bass View Post

This last week has been a pain in the ass!! The fleet is turning on me, I don't know if they're all upset about the weather just like a I am but 3 out of 4 vehicles are acting like...well...typical BMWs actually, so nothing to be surprised about and EXACTLY the reason I have backups........

Narrator: Will our hero go double or nothing and try the other side? Will there be as much unexpected fire as the first side?? Stay tuned to our next exciting episode and watch from the safety of your screen as....THE FIRE RETURNS!!! DUUN DUUUUN DUUUUUUUUUNN!!!!!!!!
Looks like Propellerhead has got a little competition. He's our resident yarn spinner, but you sir have some talent as well. I was riveted. The ups, the downs, the downs, the downs, and the UP!
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:14 AM
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hehehe, keep up the good work! and remember, it can't be tight if it's a liquid!
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