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    Any done the front copper brake lines ?

    How easy is this to do ?

    The passenger side looks easy enough, but looks like the drivers side is a bit awkward to get to.

    Does anyone know if Vauxhall do the lines ready to fit straight in ?

    Or has anyone done this and knows what lengths of pipe and fittings i'm going to need ?

    Mine have rusted under the front chassis legs and need doing for the MOT shortly. Quite common on the mk4 apparently.

    Cheers in advance.

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    I've had two astra's and on both of them the front lines were rusting on the inside as they bend around the inner arch. They are a *beep* *beep* to do or so the auld man told me, if you have alot of patience you should be ok

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    piece of twaddle to do. Buy a flaring tool and a coil of the pipe and have a decent sized bench vice handy. Remove pipe from car. Carefully cut the old ends off your existing pipes then fit one to the end of the new pipe and flare the end. Now without kinking the new pipe bend the new pipe so it takes the sdame shape as the old pipe. Cut to length, fit any rubber spacers you take off the old pipe to the new one, fit the end and then flare, refit to car, bleed and job done. Think I paid less than £20 for my flaring tool
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