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#692131 - Fri Nov 05 2010 02:09 AM Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines  
niobrarafun  Offline
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Sioux City, IA
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 - Fri Nov 05 2010 02:12 AM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: niobrarafun]  
starfire4  Offline
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White Cloud, MI, USA
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.

cm


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#692133 - Fri Nov 05 2010 02:17 AM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: starfire4]  
LONGBOX55  Offline
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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 - Fri Nov 05 2010 02:49 AM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: LONGBOX55]  
niobrarafun  Offline
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Sioux City, IA
Thanks guys for the advice.


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#692271 - Fri Nov 05 2010 03:27 PM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: niobrarafun]  
Joe H  Offline
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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.

Joe


#693006 - Mon Nov 08 2010 04:34 AM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: Joe H]  
niobrarafun  Offline
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Cool, I didn't know that. Thanks again.


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#693165 - Mon Nov 08 2010 08:15 PM Re: Cleaning out old brake fluid and gunck from lines [Re: niobrarafun]  
don stocker  Offline
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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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