Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Tue Aug 24 16:30:42 EDT 2004

I replaced that line too.  Along with the one that goes over to the
passenger side flex line.  Did 'em all with different lengths of made-up
metric line from Flaps.  No ISO bubble double flares required.  Try to keep
some of the bent-up rusty crap so you have some guidance as to where to
bend the new.  I soaked the "T" connector on the driver frame rail and the
Left-right regulator connections all with Kroil for several days before I
attempted to disassemble anything.  I was gratefully surprised at how well
they came off, although I cussed a lot about the amount of space available
for the wrench.  I seem to recall it was easier to get the connection on
the driver side of the regulator if I disconnected the E-cable and pulled
it loose.  I kept kicking myself in the backside for not replacing all that
rusty junk while I had the differential lowered for the fuel tank
replacement project.  Everything would have been a bit easier to get to then.

At 12:09 PM 8/24/2004 -0400, Phil Rose wrote:
>At 11:14 AM -0400 8/24/04, Phil Rose wrote:
>>From what I can see in the Family Album, the piece of line in 
>>question is a section (it's item "19" in illustration 56-00) with 
>>absolutely _no_ part number, but having the notation "shorten to 222 
>>mm". So  I assume this section is meant to be replaced by simply 
>>using some brakeline that is cut, bent and flared as required?
>A closer looks shows thatthe section of leaking brakeline 
>--unfortunately-- is the _next_ one over (191 611 994F) which 
>connects up to the brake pressure regulator. The regulator looks to 
>be a very tight place to work on and what's even worse is the 
>extremely corroded condition of the regulator and of the brakeline 
>fitting going to it. I wonder if replacing the regulator will be 
>necessary--is this a common problem area?
>Phil Rose
>Rochester, NY
>mailto:pjrose at
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