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Old 09-01-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hi Gents. There is a hole in my brake line . Its the line from the master cylinder to the ABS system, connector MC1. It may have developed thru a period of time, maybe from vibrations either from the Maggie or the motor. Its rubbing against the transmission dip stick. New motor was installed about 9 months ago. Now does the Maggie have to be moved in order to replace the line? ............I relocated the tread from the suspension brake section because of no responses......thanks
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Hi Gents. There is a hole in my brake line . Its the line from the master cylinder to the ABS system, connector MC1. It may have developed thru a period of time, maybe from vibrations either from the Maggie or the motor. Its rubbing against the transmission dip stick. New motor was installed about 9 months ago. Now does the Maggie have to be moved in order to replace the line? ............I relocated the tread from the suspension brake section because of no responses......thanks

Bump! This happened to me as well. Developed over a long period of time. All of a sudden I lost my brakes. GTO owners beware, bad set up for sure.
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Same. Started to get a soft brake pedal, when I opened the hood and depressed the brake pedal, I saw fluid squirting out of the lowest line between the rear of the engine and the firewall. The leak was also caused by rubbing on transmission dip stick shaft.
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Should have bought a manual.

The Maggie will probably have to be moved to replace the line, or you can repair it with flare or compression fittings.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:53 AM   #5
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Goto napa buy a length of brake line a flare tool and a tube cutter and bender and make a custom line that doesn't rub. Whether you have to remove the maggie will become self evident in this process.
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...you can repair it with flare or compression fittings.

Compression fittings are a no-no unless you're using the ridiculously expensive Swagelok style things, which you won't find at your local AutoZone.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:27 AM   #7
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That's god punishing all of you for not having a man pedal!!


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Compression fittings are a no-no unless you're using the ridiculously expensive Swagelok style things, which you won't find at your local AutoZone.

I don't go to Autozone to buy wiper blades, let alone compression fittings.
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I once bought a hose clamp from Autozone.
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So the intake I bought at autozone along with all the awesome chrome trim and tweety bird floor mats are not cool??


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I don't go to Autozone to buy wiper blades, let alone compression fittings.

You may not, but that doesn't mean others don't go there or other similar parts stores. Gotta be aware of the lowest common denominator here.
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So the intake I bought at autozone along with all the awesome chrome trim and tweety bird floor mats are not cool??

Do they have the tasmania devil? Thay would be cool!



I wonder if the rubbing is a result of changing the car from right-hand to left-hand drive and having to relocate the master cylinder.
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