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Old 06-16-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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brake lines question

On my 87 am leaking brake fluid from the lines coming from the master cylinder. So im wondering is there a reason for the lines to be spiral. Im going to replace them but im hoping i can just run straight down. Thanks

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They don't have to be spiral, strait down is fine ,have done it with no problems .

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Sweet thanks man
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My educated guess for the spirals being there is so that it increases the amount of brake fluid thats available to use, Longer Lines = More reservoir
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Oh i can see where that would be a good thing
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na, i still don't know exactly why they're there, they don't need to be there though.

another theory is so they have some room to move if you unbolt the booster or move it around. gives it room to flex.

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