Brake fittings (conections to front UFO flex hose) frozen,

alancordeiro at alancordeiro at
Sun Jan 11 22:25:35 PST 2009

I spent a frustrating two days waiting for penetrating fluid to do its work, but as of tonight, I have still not succeeded in separating either of the two fixed lines from the flexible rubber hose on the driver's front wheel.

After jacking up the car, I pre treated the fittings with liquid wrench and waited a few hours before attempting to open. When they would not budge, I kept adding the penetrating fluid spray and waited overnight to try again. as of this afternoon and evening, I have only manager to round off the upper nut, and partially round off the lower nut, with my 11 mm flare wrench. I even used a vicegrip on the upper nut, but they both seem to be welded to the intermediate flex hose. Besides Liquid wrench, I also used PB Blaster, and as small amount of heat. 

I have put back the wheel and parked the car outside....awaiting some BTDT advice from this group, thanks. 
(Patient is a '91 200q with the original hose and UFO calipers, I believe the fittings have never been opened since they were assembled at the factory, unless the previous owner did them in the first seven years and 100k.)

Alan Cordeiro

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