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    Can't believe my Signum has failed on every brake pipe on the car! Gave them a quick check over at the weekend when I was under the car to replace the flexi pipe and thought they looked fine. I've had bangers in the past which failed on one or two bits of pipe but the best car I've ever had seems to have just decided to give up the ghost - at least in the brake pipe department. Surely this can't be normal?

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    It depends how corroded they are, if it's only surface rust then it should pass MOT, but I suppose it's best to get them all changed, peace of mind and being safe is better than money.

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    It is quite common on vec for pipe running above tank to corrode.

    rare to find all pipes so bad they have a fail.

    not a massive amount of work for a garage to replace

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    Had to get mine done 2 years ago but not them all

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    Mine failed on rear n/s, so I just got them all changed. Was charged just under £200 for the job.

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    They aren't sold as individual parts. Vauxhall dealer will have them sold to the length and the garage has to cut and shape them to the car.

    However, they are aluminium pipes. I wonder how they could get corroded by anything (else than electrolyse, that could actually happen if touching bare steel parts in a salty environment as it could happen with salt on the roads).

    Now I'm thinking about it, the second hand upraded brakes caliper I bought were covered in rust, in thick layered sheets. But obviously, aluminium doesn't rust ! So all this rust must come from the discs, splashing rust all around them while spinning.

    So chances are your pipes aren't corroded at all (to be checked, of course), but just covered in rust from the discs. In other words, they're just dirty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z80 View Post
    They aren't sold as individual parts. Vauxhall dealer will have them sold to the length and the garage has to cut and shape them to the car.

    However, they are aluminium pipes. I wonder how they could get corroded by anything (else than electrolyse, that could actually happen if touching bare steel parts in a salty environment as it could happen with salt on the roads).

    Now I'm thinking about it, the second hand upraded brakes caliper I bought were covered in rust, in thick layered sheets. But obviously, aluminium doesn't rust ! So all this rust must come from the discs, splashing rust all around them while spinning.

    So chances are your pipes aren't corroded at all (to be checked, of course), but just covered in rust from the discs. In other words, they're just dirty...
    It's actually quite common for them to fail due to corrosion. My old one recieved and advisory for them. Considering it's the brakes; would you really ignore such a warning?

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    And aluminium does corroed, you never wonder why it gets white powder on it, that's it starting to corroed. ( yes I know that's not the correct spelling).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z80 View Post
    They aren't sold as individual parts. Vauxhall dealer will have them sold to the length and the garage has to cut and shape them to the car.

    However, they are aluminium pipes. I wonder how they could get corroded by anything (else than electrolyse, that could actually happen if touching bare steel parts in a salty environment as it could happen with salt on the roads).

    Now I'm thinking about it, the second hand upraded brakes caliper I bought were covered in rust, in thick layered sheets. But obviously, aluminium doesn't rust ! So all this rust must come from the discs, splashing rust all around them while spinning.

    So chances are your pipes aren't corroded at all (to be checked, of course), but just covered in rust from the discs. In other words, they're just dirty...
    Where do you get this information? Between this and your replys with the 314mm brake conversion, I think your at the wind up!

    The brake pipes do rust and eventually burst, they are very common on the vec-c

    Have recently seen an older vec c fail on all four brake pipes too.

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    Can you not use coper pipe ?

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