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brake flaring tools

right so im thinking the master cylinder is dead on the turbo cinq and a couple of the pipes feel like they will snap plus i want to replace some steel pipes anyway.
so will the cheapest one do the job?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brake-Pipe-Fla...QQcmdZViewItem

or pay a bit more for this style?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DELUXE-BRAKE-P...QQcmdZViewItem

only really for occasional use
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Re: brake flaring tools

You will need to buy some 3/16" copper/nickel brake pipe pipe as the hand helt flarers will not do the sttel pipes plus you cant bend the steel pipes easily without them folding. Why not just get the pipes from Fiat. I replaced every steel pipe on my cinq with new Fiat ones for around 40.
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Re: brake flaring tools

well the ones i want to replace are on the rear bulkhead down and access is really to tight to work the steel ones through neatly.
sorry should have said i would be using copper for that reason
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Re: brake flaring tools

Also I wouldn't bother with the cheape flarers as they are useless. In the end I bought a sykes one because I was fed up with the cheap ones wrecking the pipe! Cost me about 150 though.
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Re: brake flaring tools

I bought a Laser one a bit like the first ebay item, but it came with a tube cutter too, which you will need. You can use them on the Fiat steel pipes if you're careful.

Buy a length of pipe, even if it's just a foot and have a practice go before you do it for real. It's slightly fiddly but can be done, even to existing pipes on the car.

Replace all the pipes? To change the one from the driver's side front wheel to the brake servo would just about need the engine out, it's a complete pig of a job - so naturally this was the one I necked off.
Patched a length in at the end of the pipe which seems to work just fine.
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Re: brake flaring tools

i bought a clark one like the first one, tried making a short pipe out of a longer 1 with it, it wouldnt squash it
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Re: brake flaring tools

Had to take the Fiat plastic coating off the line to make it grip, but then it was no problem at all. Bit harder to turn the screw, but was expecting that.
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Re: brake flaring tools

2nd item looks a bit more like it!

they are very expensive bits of kit (well one that will last more than 1 or 2 jobs). if it were me I would get it done at a garage, as its gonna cost you 20 for the tool, which you could then try and sell on, but I wouldn't chance it
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