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Old 09-08-2010, 03:39 PM
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Good Bad Luck

So tomorrow we leave for a road trip to Virginia...taking the f350


Figured I'd get to fixing the cruise control for the long haul. -Replaced the master cyl. mounted sensor...all is good.


Figured I'd press the brakes a bit to be sure it wasn't leaking.

POP

Lost a metal line half way back on the frame rail.
Glad it didn't happen 24 hours form now! I guess we're renting a car for the trip now.

So, what are my options for replacing the line (after the trip) - who's the best vendor to go through for replacement lines?

tx!
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:46 PM
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If you know how to flare lines just make it yourself. They aren't hard to do. Just messy.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:01 PM
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You can't buy a complete replacement line, you'll have to go to the auto parts store and buy sections of lines (which come with fittings) and some unions (to join the sections together). You'll need to replace it from just behind the driver's side tire all the way back to the rear axle. I think it took us 2 hours to do mine, if that. You might need to make one fitting, which is easy to do if you buy/rent a flare tool.
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Thanks folks!!

I've never flared but, I've seen the sections of line. I'm sure I know someone with a flaring tool. Again, "bad/good luckily", my bed will be off in a couple weeks having fender work done. Should be easier to access the lines/work with the open frame.

PS: One thing I can say I hate is brake fluid!

Is doing stainless worth it? Mine's an 01 and, I really feel the line should have lasted longer. Tho, it's seen winters.

Is stainless worth the extra coin?
Does it require a more stout flaring tool..or anything?
What are some experiences you folks've had?

Thanks again!!

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