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2394Re: [bmw e28] RE: Re: Metal Brake and Fuel line size(s)

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  • Ed MacVaugh
    May 14, 2004
      Here in the US, brake lines must not be copper because copper hardens
      over time due to flexing and vibration and will crack.

      Ed

      iain@... wrote:

      > I think you'd be surprised by just how durable copper brake lines can be.
      > Certainly they are easy to shape and flexible enough to bend around
      > obsticles
      > etc. I agree that differential metal corrosion could be an issue
      > given enough
      > time, but I know of a vahicle that had a set of copper brake lines
      > installed
      > in 1982 (a w115 series merc) and they are still solid today.
      >
      > Having said that if you can get stainless cheaply and maufactured to the
      > required shape etc then go for it.
      >
      > Iain
      >
      > "Doug Dykaar" <ddykaar@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Iain,
      > >
      > > Copper sounds a little soft to me, not to mention issues of differential
      > > metal corrosion. Must not rain where you live...
      > >
      > > I can get metal tubing at the auto local parts store, but I may have
      > a line
      > > on stainless for cheap. The automec site didn't much, well any real
      > > information.
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > >
      > > doug
      > >
      > >
      > ____________________________________________________________________________
      > > _
      > >
      > > Doug,
      > >
      > > A popular option is to replace your Brake lines with Copper, which can
      > > normally be bought off the shelf and is a standard size. I am not
      > sure what
      > > the diameters are for the Fuel lines and I suspect that getting
      > something
      > > suitable in stainless is going to be very expensive.
      > >
      > > There is a firm in the UK called automec (www.automec.co.uk) who
      > sell brake
      > > line kits for most cars. A set suitable for a 535 would be around £50
      > > sterling so I guess around $90 - 95US.
      > >
      > > Iain
      > >
      > >
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