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    Exclamation Rear brake lines for disc converted MK4 - did I buy the wrong ones?

    Just realised this morning - having bought a 4-hose brake line kit for my MK4 which has been converted to rear discs from the original drums, that I don't actually need the 4-line kit suitable for a drum MK4, I need the 4 lines (far front/far back) with banjo bolts on as the caliper attachment is a banjo bolt and not the open ended bolt-fitment the lines need at each end for drums!

    I assume I am right with this?

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    yes you are right, you needed the rear disc line set up

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    *insert random swear word* - I sat looking at the lines on my desk for a few days and never twigged on until this morning! No chance of having the right ones by tomorrow, will have to make do with the OEM ones initially, then refit the braided ones another time...anyone want some rear braided lines for a drum Mk4

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    I still need 4 new lines though, not 6 so far as I can tell, but only the two rear-banjo bolt lines and not any others.

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    If you baught the rear drum kit new, simply ask them for a rear disc version,
    (thats of course if they are a business)

    The six line kit (reardisc) has 2 lines each side for the rears, ie the two flexi hoses at each side are replaced,

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    Have done, I have the lines already though so I'll have two spare lines...not much to do, my fault for not realising I needed banjo bolt ends on the two rear lines

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    We all make these mistakes lol,

    Thats why were in a club,

    My best one to date was replacing rear mk 5 hub/bearings on my mk4 cabby,
    and apparently the ohs differ so i have an abs warning on the dash,

    But didn't show immediatly, until having driven the car a while,

    I would realy like someone to confirm my mistake if poss,
    Because its a fart on to revert back.

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    Well, the new rear lines are here, but typically no banjo bolts...I've e-mailed them asking if I should have some (their phone line goes to answerphone which still says 'Mailbox is full), as there were a set with the front lines...best have them by Thursday, I'm a bit sick of having no handbrake and useless brakes! They did send 4 new copper washers as per the front lines, just no banjo bolts.

    Worst case, should the existing banjo bolts fit on OK? My existing ones I assume are mild steel and the HEL ones are stainless steel, but I can't see this making any difference?

    I'd rather stick new SS ones on as I'll not be looking to revisit the brakes again for a good while with any luck, but a banjo bolt is a banjo bolt I guess, stainless steel or not!

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    For reference, I needed the full 6-line kit. Obvious really - 2 front banjo lines, the lines between the chassis and the rear beam, then the final 2 banjo lines to the rear calipers. Should have bought this in the first place, as all 6 lines were required - luckily, through an initial 'error' I had all 6 lines

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