brake lines - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 11-19-2011, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
rmb1393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Simsbury
Posts: 170
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
brake lines

Today i was towing my buddy out of our mud pit and really flooring it and then slammed on the breaks and snapped my line leading to the rear brakes. i need to replace them and looking under there they are on the inside of the frame so when i redo them i want to put them on the outside of the frame. any tips here im stuck and never done break lines before. i know bleeding them are key but i don't even know where to start. PLEASE HELP!!!!

2002 Ford F-350 7.3L
Regular cab
8 ft. bed 4x4
Isspro EV gauges (pyro, trans temp, boost)
6637 Intake with Donaldson B085011
Ts 6 position performance chip
4" downpipe to a side pipe with 5" tip
rmb1393 is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 11-19-2011, 03:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,317
Thanks: 7
Thanked 253 Times in 244 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Personally, I think moving them to the outside is a mistake. It's actually going to be more complicated for you and probably Much less secure....

I would do this job by dropping the tank, it's not too hard unless it's full

Dropping Fuel Tank (might be a god time to consider the Hutch & Harpoon while it's down) Welcome to guzzle's In-tank Hutch Mod Web Page

You can go two ways, with a Bender, Good Flairing tool, and some practice, you can just buy lengths of steel tubing and lay the tube you're replacing on the ground and duplicate. Kinda tough if you've never done it before....

OR, you can order the tubing, pre-bent, form a number of places (Google will find them) and have a LOT easier time of it but, for more money. In either case, I don't think it can be done with the tank IN. Also go to Home Depot and find the PB Blaster display. Buy a can of Corrosion Inhibitor and coat them all when you're done
NoRalPh is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 11-19-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
rmb1393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Simsbury
Posts: 170
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Do you know the type of break line or the diameter? i have a bender and flaring kit so if its easy enough i'll drop the tank and just do what i have to to make it work.

2002 Ford F-350 7.3L
Regular cab
8 ft. bed 4x4
Isspro EV gauges (pyro, trans temp, boost)
6637 Intake with Donaldson B085011
Ts 6 position performance chip
4" downpipe to a side pipe with 5" tip
rmb1393 is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 11-19-2011, 07:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Zaairman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wright City, MO
Posts: 3,030
Thanks: 7
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Go to the auto parts store... they will hook you up with the right stuff. And there is no need to fully drop the tank, just support it with a jack or two and slide it over enough to get your hand in there.

Zach
2000/2006ish Ford F-250 Larryette 7.3 Powerstroke 4x4
5" Sewer Pipe Exhaust (video clip), DIY 6637 Intake, Wicked Wheel'd, De-foiled, Missing EBPV, Edge Juice with Attitude, Few leaves added here and there, 35" BFGs, 16x10 Eagle Alloys, Alpine W200

SLAPS Member #153
Zaairman is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 11-20-2011, 06:02 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,317
Thanks: 7
Thanked 253 Times in 244 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Lets talk about your Flaring Tool, Have you done a "double" flare with it? (not east to do without the right tool...)

Are you planning to just repair the broken line or change them all?
NoRalPh is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 11-20-2011, 06:43 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Toms01PSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Spring Lake, NC
Posts: 3,840
Thanks: 2
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I replaced the brake lines on my Ranger with the fuel tank in. Look at the shape of the frame and kind of bend the line to the contour of the frame like the stock lines. I got it as close to the factory bends as I could and just bent it more where the soft line was behind the tank going down to the rear axle lines. I then put it in wire loom so it didn't rub against the frame rails. I know the tanks are bigger in these trucks but I don't see why it wouldn't be doable.

Tom
2001 F250 7.3 auto 4x4 Lariat CCSB
6637 intake
4" MBRP exhaust
PHP tunes
Foil delete
EBPV delete
ISSPRO Boost, Pyro, and Trans Gauges
Strictly Diesel Pre-Pump Filter/In-Tank Kit
Strictly Diesel Regulated Return and Fuel Bowl Delete
High Flow Banjo Bolts
Nitto AT's 305/70R16
2009 Pontiac G8 GT
Intake, Exhaust, Tune
Camaro 20's, Camaro SS Brembo's
1997 VDub Passat GLX VR6
Toms01PSD is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 11-20-2011, 07:43 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,317
Thanks: 7
Thanked 253 Times in 244 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toms01PSD View Post
I replaced the brake lines on my Ranger with the fuel tank in. Look at the shape of the frame and kind of bend the line to the contour of the frame like the stock lines. I got it as close to the factory bends as I could and just bent it more where the soft line was behind the tank going down to the rear axle lines. I then put it in wire loom so it didn't rub against the frame rails. I know the tanks are bigger in these trucks but I don't see why it wouldn't be doable.
Because it's Not a Ranger

The fuel tank is Very close to the framerail. For ME, having dropped the tank before and realizing how easy it is, I wouldn't think twice about it. I don't see the advantage in trying to work around it (and it's Gotta be moved some - no question about it...) All the clips that hold the lines in place are there and you have to route the new line amongst Many!

Again, not saying mine is the Only way, just how I'd do it
NoRalPh is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome