Steel Braided Line Ends Too Big?

jirwin

Well-Known Member
Hey all. Anyone else run into this? I'm trying to install the steel brake lines from DF onto the Solstice parking brake calipers. It looks like... a millimeter-ish too big. Can I just sand this down so it fits? Do I have the wrong orientation? No orientation fits, but I'm pretty sure it should be facing straight out. It would be too short otherwise.

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Motoracer110

Well-Known Member
This is how they should go
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the lines leave my calipers facing up i think you just have 90 degrees to turn and you will fit
 
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jirwin

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That's how I have mine oriented, except it won't fit unless I take off about 1mm from the end
 

Karter2026

Goblin Guru
Hey all. Anyone else run into this? I'm trying to install the steel brake lines from DF onto the Solstice parking brake calipers. It looks like... a millimeter-ish too big. Can I just sand this down so it fits? Do I have the wrong orientation? No orientation fits, but I'm pretty sure it should be facing straight out. It would be too short otherwise.

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It looks like they did not machine the hose enough. I remember that from somewhere
 

OptimizePrime

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@jirwin the fitting is meant to sit on the ridge like the pic motoracer110 attached, even still I had to shave mine down with a dremel. Put a copper washer on each side of the fitting and tighten it down, crushing the washer into the ridges on the brake line fitting.
 
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