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

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon Jan 12 16:25:04 PST 2009

And just why would you think that is a likely possibility? Your  
current policy is likewise flawed. You should jack up the horn and  
drive a new car under it every 10K, screw the oil change!

On Jan 12, 2009, at 4:12 PM, kneale at wrote:

> So he's supposed to wait until a sudden stop blows out a brake hose  
> and
> then try to fix it on the side of the road?  Unless, of course, he  
> runs
> into something.
> My current policy is to replace all four flex lines every time I do a
> timing belt.
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: Bernie Benz b.benz at
> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:12:16 -0800
> To: alancordeiro at, 200q20v at
> Subject: Re: Brake fittings (conections to front UFO flex hose)  
> frozen,
> Alan,
> Why are you trying to break this connection, leaking flex line? If
> not leaking, don’t fix it!
> Bernie
> 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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