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    hi

    when removing brake hoses, do you unscrew the union nut on the brake line first? then remove hose

    or do you take retaining clip off first?

    and how does retaining clip come off?

    anyone done this when going to upgraded brake hoses?

    thanks in advance

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    Hi iv just put hel brake lines on u can't get clip of until u have undone nut and u need it so leave it ! Don't think it matters witch one u do first just make sure all bits are handy as it will empty y reservoir I just keeped it top u after each one !

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    thanks

    mine are hel

    mine came with fixed fittings on the front and on the rear it came with a nut fitting...

    how odd but thats how they came

    how easy was it free the union nut?

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    Just a quick tip to stop the brake reservoir emtying itself, fill the reservoir as full as you can get it then stretch a pastic bag tight over the top and hold it on with a tight elastic band this will stop any air getting in and stop the flow of fluid out of the open brake pipe end, you will loose a little fluid but not as much as leaving the top open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel Dude View Post
    Just a quick tip to stop the brake reservoir emtying itself, fill the reservoir as full as you can get it then stretch a pastic bag tight over the top and hold it on with a tight elastic band this will stop any air getting in and stop the flow of fluid out of the open brake pipe end, you will loose a little fluid but not as much as leaving the top open.
    DUREX lol

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    good tip.

    how much fluid do you need to bleed everything and replace the exisiting stuff?

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    I used 2 litre when i did mine, but i did change the clutch fluid aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mparks8590 View Post
    thanks

    mine are hel

    mine came with fixed fittings on the front and on the rear it came with a nut fitting...

    how odd but thats how they came

    how easy was it free the union nut?
    The one they sent me two nuts was 10 mm thread and two are 12 mm this is wrong thay both need to be 12 mm so just check! Thay are sending me two more for back !

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    do you mean the banjo bolts? or the bit that joins to union nut?

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