I’m a huge believer that if you can’t see a problem clearly, the only logical way to fix it is to give up and let the issue sit. This is especially true when it comes to brake lines. It’s a fact of life that a lot of problems can’t be solved with a simple pull, twist, or pullover. It’s not hard to see that you need to check the pressure of the brake line and make sure it is at the proper level.
The problem is that brake lines are one of the most common and easiest problems that occur when pulling brakes. The vast majority of homeowners in my experience have forgotten to check the brake line pressure in the first place. The problem can be caused by a number of things, of which the most common are: a loose brake line, a dirty brake line, a brake line that has been clogged with sand, and brake line that has been clogged with grease.
What’s the one thing you would rather have happen than bad brake lines? Bad brakes. That’s right, just about every homeowner has a bad brake line. Of course most of the time those are just a few drops of grease on the line, but we’re not even that worried about that. But there are some times when bad brake lines can be a real danger and we wouldn’t want to risk it.
One of the worst things that can happen to a brake line is for the grease to just come out of the brake line like water out of a duck’s butt. However, not all brake lines are created equal. Some brake lines have a very thick rubber coating, and then there are some that have just been cut with a razor blade. The brake line that has been cut out by a razor blade is a bit more likely to have a leak.
The good news is that if a brake line has leaked, it will probably be the brake line that has been cut out with a razor blade that is the easier to fix. We’ve never seen a case of a brake line that is just cut out and not leaking, so we should assume that the cutting happens very quickly before there’s a problem.
The only time you’d really want to use a razor blade to cut a brake line would be if it was cut on purpose, like cutting a brake line so you can use it to push a car on a road. But even then, you’d want to cut the brake line so it doesnt leak, so theres no need for a razor blade.
I just don’t know how you can cut a brake line without making a major noise. You can cut them at the same time as the brake line, but it sounds like cutting them both at the same time would be a pretty loud thing to do.
That’s kind of what I was thinking too.
Well, that and the fact theyve been working with Ford since the first production car was made. Not sure what the car industry is like in the UK, but in the states if you’re going to make a car, you can get the car to have a pretty large brake line.
Ford used to make a few models that had brake lines like this, but I think the last Ford they made that had brake lines was the Focus. It was pretty loud to make a big noise to do something as noisy as an ABS system.