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 Post subject: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:54 pm 
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So I recently noticed a bit of leaking on my passenger side rear brake line. I'd really like to replace both rear brake lines and fuel lines sometime, but I need more time to figure out how I need to do it.

Anyhow, I need a decent temporary repair in the meantime. Any suggestions on the best methods (and least $$)?

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Don't skimp on brakes you might not be lucky enough to regret it when something goes wrong over a few dollars.

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
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Do it the right way once. Anything temporary may leak brake fluid.
http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f=125&t=337657

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:29 am 
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If the 'temporary' brake repair fails, just drive the car into the nearest hard object. (try to avoid using homes and other cars, since litigation can result)

Big trees and concrete culverts work just great in a pinch, and can stop a car better than brakes ever can.
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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:42 pm 
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If the 'temporary' brake repair fails, just drive the car into the nearest hard object. (try to avoid using homes and other cars, since litigation can result)

Big trees and concrete culverts work just great in a pinch, and can stop a car better than brakes ever can.
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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:39 pm 
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Thanks for all the help guys. Now I know exactly what to do....

.....wrap it in duct tape. You know, the kind specifically made for automotive brake lines. I'll get it at the Dollar Tree....to ensure quality. :smile:

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
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bachands wrote:
Thanks for all the help guys. Now I know exactly what to do....

.....wrap it in duct tape. You know, the kind specifically made for automotive brake lines. I'll get it at the Dollar Tree....to ensure quality. :smile:

LOL. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:11 pm 
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bachands wrote:
Thanks for all the help guys. Now I know exactly what to do....

.....wrap it in duct tape. You know, the kind specifically made for automotive brake lines. I'll get it at the Dollar Tree....to ensure quality. :smile:


GOOD IDEA! That duct tape is located right next to the duct tape for Space Shuttle o-rings....


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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:50 pm 
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Yeah, turns out I didn't need the duct tape....

....So there I was checking my rusty brake line when I realized I was chewing gum. Then I thought back to my grade school days when I'd casually run my hands along the sides of my desk chair. Always thought I was touching weld spots or something....but those were really dried up pieces of gum. Rock hard.

Naturally I figured, this will work. It was Bubbalicious so I'm confident it will do the job. So I now have my permanent brake line fix. But I am, however, very concerned about one thing. The flavor was Berry Blast and I've heard that Super Strawberry has better sealing characteristics. I may lose some sleep.

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:28 am 
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Sticky this! Awesome information! Us Neon fans will save millions of $!

Personally I'd wrap bailing wire around your repair for added assurance (and to complete the "bubble gum and bailing wire" motif as well)


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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:31 pm 
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neon101 wrote:
Sticky this! Awesome information!


I agree. We should save this for all those who have the necessity and appreciation for accurate information.

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Okay, okay. Back to being serious here....

I just wanted to share some info on prebent lines from the dealer. First off, they are still available (and thanks to all those who provided the part # in other forums. The dealership would not have even known they were there). I had no problems getting the parts guy to order them. It shipped in the next day from Chicago (and they told me there were a few in stock in Detroit). They are, however, much more expensive than others have stated. $80 for the right side and $50 for the left.

Unfortunately, when it arrived it was very bent up. The two ends were almost touching each other. The parts guy told me they always come like that....whatever, I didn't want it. So I returned it and made my own. Turned out very well and cost me much less.

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Yeah, there is no way they can ship them as formed. They have to bend them. It really wouldn't have hurt anything.

I'm surprised they even let you return them. I guess you are lucky there.

But, "I had no problems getting the parts guy to order them" might be a bit tougher next time. Just depends on how well they took it. :smile:

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary brake line repair
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:47 am 
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bachands wrote:

Unfortunately, when it arrived it was very bent up. The two ends were almost touching each other.

There is no other way to package and ship these, unfortunately - Otherwise, they'd have to package them in a box 15 feet long or something.
That, would add exponentially to the co$t associated with the shipping.

They are still usable - They just need to be 'unbent'. They won't be kinked or anything, unless a moron packaged them.


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