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Hi all,

I have tried a search, and looked up parts diagrams, but with no success.

Where the rear brake lines come up the outside of the bulkhead, and enter the ABS block, does anyone know what the thread size is?

I think probably M10, but I'm told by someone who knows that he's seen M12 on some LR vehicles.

I'm revisiting a thought I had about redoing the rear brake lines in stainless/braided/silicone flexis and to price them I'm being asked what the thread size is. I could just take the existing ones off I suppose, but thought someone might know, or have a spare set kicking about they could measure?

(Edit - and while I'm at it, in case I'm having a newbie/numpty moment, can I confirm that the two lines from the rear just run up to ports 22 and 21 on the ABS block, and there's no fancy connector or splitter hidden underneath the block that I can't see?)

Ta!

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I'm fairly sure they are all M10. Yes, the two ports for the rears just come off the modulator and go directly to the rear callipers. Make sure you don't cross them though or you'll really confuse the traction control (and the ABS for that matter). Just running them in Kunifer would be a lot easier.....

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Isn’t there a joint under the front inner arch, it’s normally a lot further back that goes kaput

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Yes Chris, you are right, you can see them with the inner wheelarch liner out. Extending from there onwards is a viable way of doing it.

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Thanks both - and sorry for the late reply - away from home.

The new lines - block to flexi bracket are costing me £114. I know a roll of kunifer is cheaper, but while I do have a decent SPick tool, this is one of those jobs I dislike. I did it recently on the back of my son's Clio for the MOT and that was enough for a few years.

It looks to me like running Kunifer would involve dropping the EAS tank, and I'd definitely not want to do that again in a hurry. With flexi lines I'm pretty sure I'll be able to feed them in above it.

With stainless fittings this should be a 'fit and forget' option.

Also worth mentioning that my 'rust problem' extends to all the brake line connectors. None of them will be a joy, so I wouldn't fancy joining into that circuit anywhere.

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I don’t know the cost, but you buy this stuff as a kit and it certainly looks easier than mucking about with solid lines. Have a look here from the 12:00 minute mark.

watch from 12:00

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That sounds expensive for the kunifer pipes. I did my brake lines 10 or 12 years ago. I didn't replace all of them though. Just the ones from the brake booster to the back and over the axle. I put an extra joint in above the RH rear wheel arch to make it easier.

Use the proper tool for bending the pipes. It gives a nicer looking bend and avoids kinking the pipe.

I also replaced the flexible hoses for Goodridge stainless steel braided hoses. I specified +2" (I have got Arnott Gen3's) and stainless fittings.

I got the hoses as a kit from a supplier in Stockport. They are still going. http://goodridge.brakes-hoses-fittings.co.uk/car-kit-list-stainless.php