Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Rob asks: I’ve read it’s not safe to section together two piece of brake line that have been cut (as to remove a damaged section). What are your thoughts on this?
My reply: I think the risk of that joined section not being able to hold the line pressure is not worth whatever you save by not buying a replacement line. I’m about as far from being a saaaaaaaaaaaaafety freak as anyone I know – but this is something I would not gerry-rig. Note that factory brake systems never have such splices – unless they are at a threaded block fitting with the flared ends of the lines being secured by a nut, etc.
PS: You can save some money by bending/flaring your own replacement lines. It’s not difficult but it does require patience.
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