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Old May 5th, 2019, 02:17 AM
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Default Brake line restoration

Does anybody know a good way to open up clogged brake lines? My truck has been sitting since 1993. I am replacing master cylinder and the wheel cylinder plus the slave cylinder. So far I have discovered the line for the slave cylinder is plugged. Any tips?
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Old May 5th, 2019, 03:06 AM
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Default Re: Brake line restoration

I would replace any line that is questionable. The clutch line has a rubber hose section that could have collapsed or deteriorated. You could take the old one to a place that makes hydraulic lines and fittings, or you could order a new one from
Inline Tube. I like to fabricate my own brake lines using Nicopp copper/nickel tubing. Advance Auto and possibly O'Reillys carries it. You would need a good quality double flaring tool and then practice to learn how to make good flared ends.
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Old May 5th, 2019, 04:10 AM
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Take off the old and copy. Not that many. Do not use the old, as said. I use already flared sections at O'Reilly's. You can't tell if a DIY flare leaks until it's all bent and installed. Don't like that method for me.
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Old May 5th, 2019, 04:26 AM
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Thanks guys SAFETY FIRST I will replace questionable lines.
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Old May 5th, 2019, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: Brake line restoration

I agree, replacing the line is the best way to go.
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Old May 5th, 2019, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: Brake line restoration

Just checked, CLASSIC TUBE in New York state makes complete replacement 304 stainless steel brake line kits, every line needed for your truck in one box, $299.95 plus shipping, and the box is huge but light. I bought the complete kit for my '96 F-250 four years ago, had local one-man repair shop install it along with new master cylinder, both frt calipers, and both rear wheel cylinders, and all new flexible hoses. He charged me 6-1/2 hours of labor. Did a great job too.
They also do fuel lines, at least as good as OEM quality.
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