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P38A Brake pipes

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by pete12345, May 25, 2020.

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  1. pete12345

    pete12345 Well-Known Member

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    how the hell are you supposed to get a spanner on this nut I had to cut off the lower ones but can't get into it and is it supposed to be the same size as the bottom pic cheers for advice
     

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    If your not replacing the flexes then use side cutter pliers to cut the brake pipe then 11mm double deep socket on the union nut. If you are replacing the F lexies just cut the pipe,lever out the sprung retaining fork.
     
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    That connection if its the one that fits on to the pipes i made in the pics, is a flat at a time with a spanner, but would be best to change the flexi as well and just cut the pipe and pull clip and flexi, new ones are about £8 each and you need the short ones as listed from chassis no va346794 , part no anr5916


    Boy that looks rust in there:eek:
     
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    pete12345 Well-Known Member

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    Yer was going to replace the lot
     
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    pete12345 Well-Known Member

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    Got the pipe cut and a 11mm socket on it twisted to undo it and the rivet holding the bracket broke result. Is there any reason why you cannot run a made up flexi from that point all the way to the calliper cutting out that poxy little bit of awkward pipe
     

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    pete12345 Well-Known Member

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    But +1 on what grrrrr said on the rusty pipes this furlough has probley saved me loosing all my braking one day check under your cars
     
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    I had a look for the stainless braided kit for the later models but couldn't find it. Looks like you just have to fit oversized hoses or buy the rubber ones.

    Mole-grips were used a lot with getting my flexis out!
     
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    Look what youve done Brian :rolleyes:

    They’re all at it :D
     
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    Sorry :D
    but if it stops a few brake fail incidents its a good thing:D
     
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    Pete if your having trouble with them i can send you a pair ready to fit,
    i was looking at doing sets but having done Grrrrrr`s there was no guarantee what was needed, we were looking at having a get together to do brakes but your past that point now.
     
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    I've the long flexis have the same fitting on the end of the short ones Mabey can get some made up from a motorcycle supplier I saw a company called Phoenix I think that make up pipes I'm struggling to understand why they would put in that short peice of copper pipe and not go that little bit further with a flexi
     
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    You probably saved a few accidents Brian
     
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    Does anyone know where I can get the bracket that holds the down pipe on the rear brakes they are pop riveted to the chassis and mine broke off trying to release the top nuts also my pipes that ran along the car were rusty for about 2 to 3 ft
     

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    I got away with it but backup plan was some drywalling ties or maybe some angle-iron and a bit of fettling.
     
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    Remove the pop rivet clean it up paint it and rivit it back on, mind if its drivers side access may be to tight, you could use a self taping bolt or screw.
     
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    Yer was thinking that Brian they are cleanable I suppose but was just going to replace but I've can't get anymore I will clean up
     
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    Can anyone tell me the pipe size for the brake lines just want to double check is it 3/16 thanks
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Cheers
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd

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    kunifer, copper-nickel stuff. £18 from Allparts for 25'. You need 2 rolls to do the rears.
     
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