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Old 11-22-2017, 07:34 PM   #1
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I have a StopTech kit I have been procrastinating on installing. I aborted the mission last time since I wasn't confident that the cheap Harbor Freight flared wrenches wouldn't strip the brake line fitting. For starters, I'll get a quality set of flared wrenches for the next attempt; however, I did notice that the lines came with what I assume to be anti-corrosion type grease covering the fittings. This seemed to cause additional issues when using my HF wrenches, but do any of you have suggestions on how to remove some of this to make the process easier? Is it as simple as some WD40(or other similar liquid)+brush to remove it?

Thanks y'all.
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Some WD-40 on a rag and remove only what you need to in order to have the flare-wrench fit onto the pipe-fitting properly.
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:01 AM   #3
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Some WD-40 on a rag and remove only what you need to in order to have the flare-wrench fit onto the pipe-fitting properly.
Much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2017, 03:03 PM   #5
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Fitting on the chassis side is 10mm. The hose side is rather large like 19mm usually use a monkey wrench on that.

Hardest part is threading the fitting back in the new lines. Usually it's fine but occasionally you'll get one that is just difficult. Just stay cool and take your time, NO NOT use a wrench to tighten until you've got a couple turns engaged smoothly. You do not want to cross thread one of these. Watch the reservoir to make sure it doesn't get low. It really doesn't leak as fast as it seems when you're struggling with a tough fitting.
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