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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 06, 8:05 PM Thread Starter
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Splice a rubber hose on a brake line?

The brake line running across my rear axle sprung a leak. Can I splice in a rubber hose and then rebleed or is that asking for trouble. I'll replace it eventually.
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Re: Splice a rubber hose on a brake line?

It's a high pressure line...no splice will work safely. Replace it!

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Re: Splice a rubber hose on a brake line?

Thats asking for trouble, there's hundreds of pounds of pressure in those lines when the brakes are applied, Bill is right, replace it for saftey's sake.

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Re: Splice a rubber hose on a brake line?

Thanks for the help, that's kinda what I thought. Brakes are something you don't want to cut corners with.
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Re: Splice a rubber hose on a brake line?

I agree with Bill. Change the hose, there's really no way around it.

The only possible way to do it safely would be to go to a shop that works with hydraulics, and have them do it. However, I doubt that they would even consider doing it on an old, rotted brake hose, and even if they would, I doubt that you would want to do it when you see what they charge.

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Re: Splice a rubber hose on a brake line?

It will work. For a while. But you never can be sure exactly when it will STOP working. Probably sooner rather than later.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 06, 11:27 PM
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Re: Splice a rubber hose on a brake line?

Look for someone expirienced w/ a flaring tool and see if they can make one for you. You are talking about the hard line, right?
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Re: Splice a rubber hose on a brake line?

Those rear rubber lines are inexpensive. No point in trying to mess with it. Replace it.

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Re: Splice a rubber hose on a brake line?

A pair of pre-bent steel lines from The Right Stuff only cost $25.00 and will drop right into place with no fuss. Stainless steel lines are only $35.00. Just replace them! Might as well replace the rubber line from the frame to the axle while you are at it.

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