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Question on Rear Brake Line Replacement


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 704943 posted 10/04/08 07:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have to replace the lines that go from the proportioning valve back to the rear wheel wells. Does anyone who has done this happen to remember how long of a piece they needed and what the tube diameter was? I'm pretty sure that the tube diameter is 5mm but I'm pretty sure that even the longest length at the parts store will be too short to do it in one piece. If the size is 5mm, it is close enough to a 3/16" line that I can but a 20ft. roll of 3/16" stainless tubing and put metric ends on it. I have the double flare tool so flaring it won't be an issue. Has anyone gone this route before?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 704966 posted 10/04/08 09:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
See if this is any use to you:

4.76mm x 4869.7 mm Right side (non ABS) This doesn't sound right
4.76mm x 4101.0 mm Right side (ABS)
4.76mm x 3096.4 mm Left Side (ABS)

Z16A GTO's have a little section (10cm) that is 4.76mm with male fittings on each end and another section that is the female, rubber equivilent of this bit in the last segments on their rear brakes. Could you salvage some of those to make a joint in your lines?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 704972 posted 10/04/08 09:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the info! I was guessing at 5mm but from your info like its exactly 3/16". The second two lengths sound about right as well, 13ft for the RH and 10 ft for the LH. I'll pick up a 25 foot roll of stainless brake line on Monday and see if I can't get it straightened out in the next week or two.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 705038 posted 10/05/08 12:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
3/16 size is correct as you mentioned. Just need the 10x1 mm fittings.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 705087 posted 10/05/08 09:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Great, that'll make the job easier and it'll make the finished product look nicer. I don't like making the line two pieces with a union, I'd rather do one piece and put my own ends on. The shop with the brake line might even have the fittings in stainless too. BLING! Thanks Icey!

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