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Old 06-19-2017, 11:29 AM
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The brake line fitting is designed to seal at the flare not the threads. If you haven't already purchased then, I would go on Amazon and spend the $30 or so and buy a descent flare nut wrench set. You get much better torgue with the correct wrench. They are designed for that purpose. If you are using vise grips I would buy new fittings or lines and start over. With all do respect to HKDUP87 I would not use any type of thread seal tape on brake lines. As far as lubricating the flare fitting as I recommeded, use brake fluid, not motor oil. I'm not sure what even a small amount motor oil in the brake fluid might do with all the additives used in motor oil today. Not intending to offend anyone, just my 2 cents.
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So the rear line connections I thought were good weren't. The only provided connections that don't leak are the ones that connect to the rear drum backing plates.

What should I ask for when I talk to their customer service? Half of my money back? 1/3rd?

Thanks for listening to me complain, and for the suggestions/guidance.
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Ahhhhh, misery loves company. I had the same issue when I replaced all my hard lines with stainless. The stainless lines are so hard it require one to actually "form" the seat. I tightened and loosened, tightened loosened every fitting 5 or 6 times. As you probably already discovered tightening the fitting and then tightening more simply won't do it.
this is from post # 119 on my build thread.
"I have been bleeding the brake system and ran into a bit of difficulty. I installed all new stainless brake lines and never gave that a second thought. As I began bleeding the system leaks appeared everywhere. I tried tightening the lines to no avail.
I did some look-a-round on the internet and discovered that is relatively common when using stainless lines, most saying due to the metal being harder than standard lines. It seems recommended to tighten/loosen, tighten/loosen the lines several times to help seat the lines and also to use fluid to lube when doing so.I to0k the advise and went back to every fitting.
Looks like I have all leaks stopped, but, need a pedal pusher while I observe to insure no leaks or seepage any where. It all started as a clean and sanitary bleed job, but, that went to he*l in a handbasket pretty quick.Fortunately the Epoxy Chassis paint I used stood up well to the DOT3 brake fluid.
Oh well, lesson learned hopefully my mistakes along the way will save someone else a bit of grief on their project, and perhaps entertainment for those with more knowledge and or experience!"
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