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exploded my rear right brake line

yeti

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So I wanted I figure out why people used steel braided brake lines so I slamed the pedal to the floor...
Just wanted to tell everyone how stupid I am.....

......I didnt really wanna test the lines ......
 

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What? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
 

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Quoting yeti:
Just wanted to tell everyone how stupid I am.....




He just wanted to further make this point.


I look at it as karma for screwing a guy here on some parts.
 

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I'm just confused by what he did. If he stomped on his brakes out of curiosity and he blew up a brake line, that is a GOOD thing. That means he blew it up when he didn't really need it. Now he can put on proper lines that won't explode when a real emergency braking situation actually happens. But I'm just speculating. I can't yet translate yeti-eise.
 

I cant tell wtf this thread is really about... But, going through the vr4 this weekend I saw the rear lines were pretty rotten and cracked.

OEM 20y/o lines.. probably about time to replace if they're original.
 

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Quote:
If he stomped on his brakes out of curiosity and he blew up a brake line, that is a GOOD thing. That means he blew it up when he didn't really need it.


that's what I read and it's a good thing indeed. A controlled environment 'stress test' is pretty useful in fact. Trying it on the highway would be stupid.
 

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what kind of breaking fluid did you use?
 

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this makes me wanna hurry and upgrade mine now
 

I had the very same problem, the rear right brake line exploted while I was on a trip, fortunately I could retur using parking brake, few months later was the front left the line that had the same problem. Other 2 are still waiting to be replaced.
 

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Quoting boostedinaz:
Quoting yeti:
Just wanted to tell everyone how stupid I am.....




He just wanted to further make this point.


I look at it as karma for screwing a guy here on some parts.



Are you insinuating I screwed someone on parts because I have not done anything to anyone on here....

And I did the "controlled stress test" coming to a stop sign going like 3mph but stupid because I caused the failure...


This thread is just to show why you shoud test your system
And why I'm dumb ...by the way the line that exploded was a ss line
 

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what??? wow what brand was it? wasnt earls was it?
 

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Have no idea they were already on the car....but after further inspection I foundthe line was cut it looked because the line wasnt bolted.down I now have the line secure now...
 

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oh ok so it wasnt the lines fault then, it was because something rubbed against it or something right
 

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Quoting yeti:

Are you insinuating I screwed someone on parts because I have not done anything to anyone on here....



You sure about that?

You may not have taken the guys money but it was still a dick move.
 

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My same brake line burst last fall as well.
 

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^^ Fixing that link for you ...

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That's pretty shitty...
 

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