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Old 01-12-2013, 10:07 AM
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DON'T use compression fittings when you splice the two pieces together. Double flare both pieces and use a union. When I did the line for my ranger I thought about installing a new line from the master all the way back to the rear drum, but that would required removing the body to gett access to the frame rails where the brake lines were mounted. I just went back to where the line was not rusted cut the line double flare the line and use a union to connect the old line with the new line.

Brake lines comes prepare made with two fittings and the line already flared. Determine where you are going to splice the old line and buy a new line that is the same length as the old line that will be discarded. This way, you will only have to double flare the old line that you cut.
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Thanks for the advice, but I know all of this. Been a mechanic for the better part of the last 17yrs. Done numerous splices on brake line. Just was wondering the size is all. Looks like i'll just be cutting and running to the parts store lol. I appreciate all the responses.
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4.75mm according to some.
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The traditional brake line from the aftermarket will work just fine, but I would prefer to use the original part and not fuss about it. It also comes with 2 M10 bubble flare nuts! You may use double flares, however the correct flare is a bubble flare.

The part number for the brake line is 34 32 6 755 591, and it's MSRP is $21.30 + Local Tax if applicable.

The most popular aftermarket brake line is SUR&R, if you decide to go this route, you will need 1 Bulk 3/16 or 4.75mm Brake Line, 4 Bubble Flare Nuts and 2 Bubble Flare Unions.

SUR&R SRRBR-EZ100 3/16" Brake Line Tubing (25 Feet)
SUR&R BR230 Brake Line Adapter M10x1.0 Bubble Flare Nut (4 Pack)
SUR&R BR450 Brake Line Adapter M10x1.0 Bubble Flare Union (4 Pack)
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And here he is again. Lol. Nice killcrap. Good info on the parts list. I'm sure that it will come in handy as more people rust out their lines.
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My 2006 X5 3.0i with 130K now develops a slow leak under driver's seat.

I have not removed the big cover to inspect yet.
However, I plan to cut the corroded section and replace with line from OReilly auto parts, which is metal and made in Michigan USA.

PS: the PN posted above by killcrap is for E30, E36. Might work for E53.
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