What ho one and all,
Following another thread (https://talkford.com...you-believe-it/) I have been inspecting my brake pipes prior to an upcoming MOT.
Have no problems in the past and don't expect this time, but I can see in the nooks and crannies around the tank, there is evidence of corrosion.
Thinking therefore that it may be an idea to replace some of the pipes. Some time ago, I had to drop the tank to clean it, so I am familiar with the process, and may plan to do that again. And so to the questions:
I know the pipe runs are current hidden by the tank, but does dropping the tank reveal all or are there some 'tricky' areas around the sub-frame that still make life and access difficult?
I have read about difficulty in bleeding the ABS valve so better not to 'empty' it. How? Surely cutting any brake pipe will drain the fluid and by default, the ABS?
Kunfer pipe bends easily by hand but for right angle bends, is it likely to crush without a bending tool?
If I only replace the section from the union in front of the rear wheels, could I reuse the same union male / female parts (one will still be in place anyway?)
I do have a flare tool but don't recall if it is DIN or SAE and does it matter? If the flare is good, surely the nut will clamp everything in place? Seem to recall the even Fraund did not know thir DIN form thier SAE.
Thanks and toold pip