[urq] [s-cars] SS line failures yet again

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Sun Aug 13 12:26:37 EDT 2006

He, he.  Same here (except it was a '73 Camaro) in college.  Made for  
an interesting crossing at the railroad tracks... luckily the train  
wasn't that close... hairy enough, believe me!


On Aug 13, 2006, at 11:24 AM, djdawson2 at aol.com wrote:

> Most cars I've ever had were equipped with SS lines.  My current S4  
> has now had 120k miles put on it with the same set of SS lines.
> In fact, the only car I've ever had that had a brake line failure  
> was an OE rubber line on a '69 Camaro.  I had to run it into a  
> parking post to stop it.
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: joe.pizzimenti at gmail.com
> To: brett at cloud9.net
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> quattro at audifans.com; 200q20v at audifans.com
> Sent: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 8:42 AM
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] SS line failures yet again
> Properly manufactured SS lines are fine for the street.  To me,  
> this means
> lines that are properly swaged and changed at least once a year.   
> People
> like to think that race car performance should have street car  
> maintenance.
> It's all part of the game.
> Change them once a year and keep fresh fluid in them.  Not to  
> mention taking
> at least a quick glance at every oil change.
> Joe
> On 8/12/06, Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net> wrote:
>> Scotty D sent me a post to an Audiworld thread where a guy lost his
>> brakes because a line burst (the lines came from Blau, by the way.)
>> Other horror stories followed- one was a guy who nearly plowed over
>> some kids at a school crosswalk.
>> When will people learn?  How many failures and "close calls" will it
>> take to convince people that stainless steel lines are not
>> appropriate for the street?
>> Brett
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