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MG TD TF 1500 - Brake line leak
|It seems as soon as I fix one item, another problem pops up. I should be used to it since my hobby is old cars and old motorcycles (Harley and BMW). The metal line between the master cylinder and the 4 way block leaks at the master cylinder. Not much, but enough to drain the cylinder in a short time. I did not want to tighten it too much. New master cylinder, original metal brake line. The flared fitting on the line seems to be a bit rough. I was going to order a new line, but hoped to fix it today, so I can move onto the next problem. Few of my old bikes had juice brakes, so still a bit new on this modern stuff.|
Any suggestions? Crank down on it harder? Put on some high pressure sealer? Teflon tape? Polish the flared end?
|IMHO,,,, You would be best to get a new brake line and new fittings,,|
|It's the least expensive brake line in the car. <$10 from A/S. And it comes with new fittings. Bud|
|Pretty good bet the flared line cracked. The ends on the threaded fittings tend to spread and flare out as well, so best to replace the line. If you have a local machine shop or garage that fabricates lines, they could perhaps use your threaded ends and make a new one.George|
|No teflon tape on the brake fittings. Not only does it not do any good (seal is at the flair fitting), but if a a thread of it get into the brake system, it becomes transparent and can't be seen if it causes any problems. Cheers - Dave|
|Looks as if I found an easy fix to Chuck's problem. A step in my recent switch to silicon and installing the servo included constructing/installing a new NiCu line fropm the m/c to the 4-way. Once I installed the servo the short line became obsolete. It arrived at Chuck's yesterday. Bud|
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