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Old 04-29-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Brake lines??

hi everyone, I'm looking into getting new break lines and wasn't sure what to get. i was thinking steel brake lines but wasn't sure which ones to get for my 2003 Ford Focus zx3. also if anyone knows a link on how to change those if you could put that in that would be great. Thanks!


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If you have rear drums... http://www.c-f-m.com/performancepart...m#.U2BpDPldV8E

Not sure if there is a how to... its fairly simple. you will have to fully bleed the brakes afterwards. so get a full bottle of brake fluid. Also get some Russel speed bleeders they help with the bleeding.
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The key to replacing lines is to keep the bleeder screw submerged in brake fluid. Sounds odd but its actually easy. Put some fluid in a jar and run a plastic hose from the fitting into the jar. Thai will help draw air through the system and help bleed the brakes faster.

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...............and the quickest way to suck air in there is. The air has less resistance than fluid and will suck backwards through the bleeder threads when pedal is released. Seen it done a hundred times.

If you and your bleeder friend are competent, no need, he should be waiting for you to announce 'pump the brakes' before he ever lets up one iota on the pedal, which should be bottomed on the floor. That turns your motion into a positive one way check valve without the valve being there.

You want positive pressure pushing any time that bleeder is cracked open, that way no air can bleed back into system.
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The key to replacing lines is to keep the bleeder screw submerged in brake fluid. Sounds odd but its actually easy. Put some fluid in a jar and run a plastic hose from the fitting into the jar. Thai will help draw air through the system and help bleed the brakes faster.

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...............and the quickest way to suck air in there is. The air has less resistance than fluid and will suck backwards through the bleeder threads when pedal is released. Seen it done a hundred times.

If you and your bleeder friend are competent, no need, he should be waiting for you to announce 'pump the brakes' before he ever lets up one iota on the pedal, which should be bottomed on the floor. That turns your motion into a positive one way check valve without the valve being there.

You want positive pressure pushing any time that bleeder is cracked open, that way no air can bleed back into system.
That is why I recommend the speed bleeders. You do the jar and hose thing but the bleeders self close when the pressure drops off.

also to the OP... why new brake lines? are you looking for just a better brake feel? or are you wanting something else?

Have you ever done a brake job?
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