fuel and brake lines

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Fri Apr 27 18:22:00 EDT 2007

I got the bad new regarding my new-to-me 200 20V Avant. Among other maladies
preventing it from passing a state safety inspection are the metal brake and
fuel lines that run under the car. (Gotta love salted roads.)

I've been told the fuel line is NLA. My first thought was to run new fuel lines
in a couple of pieces, for ease of installation. The tech says metal fuel lines
spliced with rubber hose won't pass inspection, and will probably leak in a few
months. My second thought was to use compression fittings to join the lines.
Doable? Good idea? Bad idea?

The brake lines I think need to be one piece (true?). I haven't priced OEM
pieces. Has anyone made their own, using straight pipe from the FLAPS, bent into
shape and flared at the ends?  Single flare or double? Can compression fittings
hold up to the much higher pressure of the brake line?

(Anyone want to buy a 200 TQA, cheap? :)

Kent McLean
'91 200 TQA, no name yet
'94 100S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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