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Can you buy New Steel Hard Brake Lines for an 86 911 coupe with 915 gearbox


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I think all modern lines would be Cunifer (copper, nickel and a couple of other metals) which has all the benefits of copper with some added steel strength. Personally I'd always fit flexi with stainless ends to replace short copper/steel sections, especially the copper bit on front struts that prevents you removing front callipers! 

These people think copper is good; https://brakesystems.autopartsu.com/2020/02/05/brake-line-material-comparison/

Chris.

 

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On 08/07/2022 at 10:28, Chris T said:

Personally I'd always fit flexi with stainless ends to replace short copper/steel sections, especially the copper bit on front struts that prevents you removing front callipers! 

 

Right! This was my next question. I guess braided flexi would do the job just as well? Are there any suppliers of ready-made hoses with the right connections or is this a part that garages would generally make up themselves?

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I had to replace a short hard line section for the front of my 924 as the original part was nla from Porsche. I found an ebay seller that will provide the desired length of cunifer with the right flared ends (you can choose) and fitting at each end. It came coiled and was simple to carefully bend into shape by hand, using a simple bending tool to get the tighter bends right. All in was £8 plus £10 for the tool which I didn't already have. I don't care if its the original green colour because it'll get covered in crap and no one will see it. More important for me is that it will last and will work.

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1 hour ago, Lesworth said:

I had to replace a short hard line section for the front of my 924 as the original part was nla from Porsche. I found an ebay seller that will provide the desired length of cunifer with the right flared ends (you can choose) and fitting at each end. It came coiled and was simple to carefully bend into shape by hand, using a simple bending tool to get the tighter bends right. All in was £8 plus £10 for the tool which I didn't already have. I don't care if its the original green colour because it'll get covered in crap and no one will see it. More important for me is that it will last and will work.

Could you share the seller ebay ID?

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  • 2 months later...

New steel pipes are available are available from Porsche (sit down for price!) and specialists. The problem with brake pipes from eBay and the like, is the flares are imperial not metric DIN as used by Porsche. To flare a pipe correctly, you need a really good tool, eg old Sykes Pickavant ..most don`t have this quality and the result is the flares go off center..

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