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    Brake Lines Rusty!

    Hi All,

    On my most recent MOT I got an advisory to change the brake line situated in the passenger wheel well as its rusty.

    I have looked online at various shops (GSF, Euro Car parts, ebay etc) but can't find the part.

    Its not the flexible line but the fixed line that heads towards the servo.

    Any ideas where I can get a replacement part (Vauxhall is my next thought although it would be easier if I can order online)

    Cheers, Matt

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    It is most probably surface rust from salt on roads and what not
    rub it down using find sand paper and cake it in copper grease

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    It looks pretty bad.....don't fancy it rusting through!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattw View Post
    It looks pretty bad.....don't fancy it rusting through!

    where abouts you from m8 coz if if ur in yorkshire try autovaux cheap as hell gen vauxhall parts full service kit and a new battery for my astra coupe 1.8 £58.71

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    Just had all mine doen for the MOT due to rust (must be this year's failure point). They were replaced with a reel of copper brake line bent to shape.
    Tell me what you've done, not what you're going to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K3FUS View Post
    Just had all mine doen for the MOT due to rust (must be this year's failure point). They were replaced with a reel of copper brake line bent to shape.
    ^ thats the cheapest way to do it. The copper pipes are pennies and if your feeling keen you could do them yourself but they are a right pain in the arse to bend. I did the front left one on mine myself and was so sick of my life after doing it I took it down to a garage for the rest . Cost me 40 notes for the final 3 to be done
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    ^ thats the cheapest way to do it. The copper pipes are pennies and if your feeling keen you could do them yourself but they are a right pain in the arse to bend. I did the front left one on mine myself and was so sick of my life after doing it I took it down to a garage for the rest . Cost me 40 notes for the final 3 to be done
    You can buy the tool to bend the pipes I got mine of ebay about £15
    iirc ,It does 2 diferant size pipes the brake pipe and the slightly larger bore LPG pipes ,It's hand held so can be used in situ on the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil w View Post
    You can buy the tool to bend the pipes I got mine of ebay about £15
    iirc ,It does 2 diferant size pipes the brake pipe and the slightly larger bore LPG pipes ,It's hand held so can be used in situ on the car
    bollocs. wish I knew that at the time. I used a vice and lots of swearing
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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    What pipes you all using? Proper brake pipes are very easy to bend. I should know i prob do about 6 a week

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    i changed this one recently on my Astra, just take off the old pipe, pop to your local motor factor and get about 1 metre of copper brake line with connections and bend to the shape of the old pipe and refit and bleed out the brake system. this is the easy side to do, try the drivers side one which goes accross the engine bay at the back of the subframe, what a job that one is. most early Astras are failing on the front pipes due to where they are placed, it is an area prone to cause them to rot

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