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#692131 - Thu Nov 04 2010 09:09 PM Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines
niobrarafun Offline
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Anyone have ideas on how to clean out brake fluid and gunck from brake lines? I am putting in new wheel cylinders and brakes, and it looks like the old ones were full of crap. I would hate to put in all new, and have them get all filled with crap from the old fluid. Thanks for the help. My truck is a 59 Apache 3/4 ton.
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#692132 - Thu Nov 04 2010 09:12 PM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: niobrarafun]
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If there's any question at all about brakes not working right, just replace the lines! Cheap enough at the flaps, easy to do, and peace of mind. Replace the hoses, too.

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#692133 - Thu Nov 04 2010 09:17 PM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: starfire4]
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Ditto. You migth want to go through the master cylinder, too, as trash in the lines tends to flow downstream of the origin point. Brakes are nowhere to skimp on.
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#692144 - Thu Nov 04 2010 09:49 PM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: LONGBOX55]
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Thanks guys for the advice.
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#692271 - Fri Nov 05 2010 10:27 AM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: niobrarafun]
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If you are not to interested in originality, NAPA sells a greenish grey brake line you can bend with your fingers. Its real easy to use. They also sell the normal xilver colored line. Spray type brake cleaner works very good if you decide to go that way.

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#693006 - Sun Nov 07 2010 10:34 PM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: Joe H]
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Cool, I didn't know that. Thanks again.
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#693165 - Mon Nov 08 2010 02:15 PM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: niobrarafun]
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Lacquer thinner also works good to clean grime. Just be careful using it. Then flush with brake clean. Just be careful and not get either in your eyes. As said, new lines are the best.
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