Greg, Try loosening and then re-tighten a few times. Some times you can sort of
burnish the surfaces or lap them together by doing this and you'll get a seal.
Maybe first remove and look for any little debris that might be in there and
then the tighten and loosening technique.
> From: Greg <email@example.com>
> Date: 2006/06/19 Mon PM 03:28:50 EDT
> To: Triumph List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [TR] TR6: brake pipe to caliper leaking fluif
> I have just completed (or at least reassembled) a complete brake and
>suspension renewal on my 76 TR6. Now I'm sorting out the odds and ends.
>One of those items is a pesky little brake fluid leak at the left front
>caliper where the brake pipe screws into the caliper. The caliper is a
>freshly rebuilt unit from Apple and the brake pipe is brand new also (TRF).
>I've tightened the pipe as tight as I dare (for fear of stripping or breaking
>something) but it is still seeping a tiny amount of brake fluid around the
>threads of the brake pipe where it screws into the caliper. I am using DOT 4
>brake fluid. Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm stumped. The few other leaks
>I found, I was able to stop by just tightening down the fittings a little
>more. This one doesn't seem to be responding.
> Thanks, Greg H
> 1976 TR6
> Denton, TX
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