Brake bomb washers

alan cordeiro alancordeiro at
Tue Jun 7 22:31:58 EDT 2005

Extra torque will not stop the leak if the rubber o-ring has not been
compressed sufficiently to hold back the pressure once the banjo fittings
begin to touch metal to metal.

Your o-ring diameter (cross sectional of the rubber ring) may be too small
on the new rings, and the old ones may have lost some of their original

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at>
To: "Mike Del Tergo" <mdeltergo at>
Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:01 PM
Subject: Re: Brake bomb washers

> Just use a longer wrench.
> > From: "Mike Del Tergo" <mdeltergo at>
> > Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 01:24:54 +0000
> > To: 200q20v at
> > Subject: Brake bomb washers
> >
> > I replaced the bomb in my 91 avant last month.  A small PITA but no
> > and good to go till this AM as I noticed a snail trail from the car as I
> > exit Dunkin Donuts, great.  Took me a minute to place it as Pentosin.
> > not very green on the pavement.  Appears to be leaking from the Banjo
> > fitting.  I didn't replace the O rings so go to local FLAPS.  They don't
> > have the "same" red ones so went with 11mm standard black.  Leak is much
> > worse!  ARe there speacial O rings or Audi only?
> > thanks
> > Mike
> >
> >
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