Asked by: Odonila Meewesautomotive auto safety
Are brass fittings OK for brake lines?
Last Updated: 3rd April, 2020
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In respect to this, can you use brass compression fittings on brake lines?
Because of the unreliability of compression fittings on brake lines, the use of compression fittings is not widely recommended. If you are repairing the brake lines in a vehicle that is not a passenger car used for everyday road travel and transportation, compression fittings are an acceptable brake line repair.
Secondly, are brake line compression fittings safe? Do not use a compression fitting on your brake system. When you are on the road not only your safety but the safety of others is at risk if you have a compromised brake system. Brake line compression fittings are a controversial repair component and can lead to failure in the brake system.
In respect to this, can brake lines be spliced?
Contrary to popular belief it is NOT illegal to make a new section of brake line and splice it into a non-rusted section of your old brake, as long as you use automotive grade SAE double/inverted flare, SAE “bubble” flare and DIN Single Mushroom flare unions and fittings.
Can copper be used for brake lines?
As for the regular copper tubing used for brake lines, sure, it's better than a rust-perforated steel line. But if you're going to trust your brakes to stop you from high speeds or in the mountains (unlikely in Newfoundland) then it had better be more than straight copper.