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    Help with brake lines please

    Hi,

    I've just upgraded to 308's and also braided lines all round, I'm having trouble getting the front brake flexi pipe off, do I undo the 12mm nut at the top of the pipe and pull it from the middle bit??

    Many thanks

    Tom

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    undo the union on the brake pipe and slide out the spring clip(s) holding the flexi, undo the bango connection at the caliper and that's it

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1412 View Post
    undo the union on the brake pipe and slide out the spring clip(s) holding the flexi, undo the bango connection at the caliper and that's it
    Ok thanks , so that clip should just slide out or is there a nack to it?

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    using pliers and a good flat blade screwdriver, it should prise out. give it a soak in plus gas/wd40 and it should be fine

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    Right I've tried today to undo the union nut at the top but cant seem to get any spanner to fit,
    10mm is to small, 11mm just slips and 12mm is too big??

    Any ideas??

    Cheers

    Tom

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    ideally you are best with a brake pipe spanner, halfrauds sell them, they are shaped such that they fit tightly around the union nut and avoid the nut shearing or being rounded as it is soft metal.
    you could try 3/8th spanner, i have used this size before

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    Ok excellent, another excuse to buy a new tool I shall have a go tomorrow when I have the tool and see how I get on

    Thanks

    Tom

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