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

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon Jan 12 07:12:16 PST 2009

Why are you trying to break this connection, leaking flex line? If  
not leaking, don’t fix it!


On Jan 11, 2009, at 10:25 PM, <alancordeiro at> wrote:

> 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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