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      Brake hard line trouble

      I was installing the Elevate SS brake line and made a huge mistake. I cross threaded the nut attached to the hard line. Based on research, the flare on the S40 is an ISO bubble flare and not an SAE double flare. Please correct me if I am wrong.

      So I looked into flaring tools, and the ones you can rent at the local autoparts store are no good. Tried some practice flares and they came out terrible. The flaring bar is secured by wing nuts and when snugged down, it leaves these lines across the hard lines. The flaring bar has these grooves that I'm assuming is to grip the hard line so it doesn't slip through when applying pressure to do the flare. Just not liking how it's turning out.

      If anyone can shed some light on the situation it would be greatly appreciated. As far as what is the best tool. Brand and type. Tips on how to get that factory flare or just overall a better solution.

      Thanks

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      2005 Volvo S40 T5 AWD M66 || 1987 Toyota MR2 || 2002 Lexus IS300 [hers] || 2008 Volvo V50 T5 [Sold 2016] || 2001 Acura Integra GSR [Stolen 2010 lol]

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      You are correct on all points. Best solution is to buy a new line, find a used line in wrecking yard or find a quality "hot rod" shop with a pro tool to create a new line. Lucky you're in SOCAL. It may be worth your while to try & dress up the old end. Certainly you didn't crank it all the way on? Perhaps you can just grind away the first thread or so. You have several old rubber hoses to test with.

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      Last edited by pczeilon; 05-17-2017 at 01:00 PM.
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      Thanks for the info pczeilon!
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      Thinking about going to the junkyard for a used line. Is it safe to assume that all S40s use the same line?
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      You can check HERE. Can't imagine there is any difference between years.
      2007 V70 5 Speed
      2005 S40 2.4i 5 Speed

      1995 855 5 Speed SOLD

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