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Re: brake lines

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: brake lines
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 13:04:18 -0700
Here's another question, should you use anything on the threads?
I had a leaky brake pressure switch, that stopped leaking when I put a
bit of teflon tape on the threads.  OK or no?


Word on the street is Bullwinkle said:
> YES!
> Most brake line fittings use the double flare which results
> in a seal similar to the spark plug folded copper gasket. 
> The double flare has some spring to the rolled over inner
> part.  This compensates for any uneven thickness in the
> material and missalignment between the cone on the brake
> cylinder fitting and the matching one on the flare nut. 
> Tightening the nut too much collapses this spring.

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