Is It Illegal To Use Compression Fittings On Brake Lines?

You cannot, under any circumstances, use compression fittings to repair the lines on a public transportation vehicle. Many states have banned the use of this repair on passenger vehicles, too. In addition, you might find that compression fittings will cause your vehicle to fail inspection.

Can you use compression fittings on steel brake lines?

Compression fittings can splice pieces or sections of steel brake line together to create a seal between the two sections. The pressure running through brake lines is extremely high. Compression fittings typically are not capable of withstanding this high amount of pressure.

Is it legal to splice a brake line?

Contrary to popular belief it is NOT illegal to make a new section of brake line and splice it into a non-rusted section of your old brake, as long as you use automotive grade SAE double/inverted flare, SAE “bubble” flare and DIN Single Mushroom flare unions and fittings.

What type of fittings are used on brake lines?

There are two basic types of flares used on OEM automotive brake systems throughout the world. The SAE/double (inverted/45degree) flare and the DIN/ISO bubble flare. We will refer to them as SAE or DIN flare. The most common is the SAE flare.

Can I use compression fittings on a brake line?

Compression fittings are used to join two pieces of brake line together. You cannot, under any circumstances, use compression fittings to repair the lines on a public transportation vehicle. Many states have banned the use of this repair on passenger vehicles, too.

Can you repair a broken brake line?

Brake lines aren’t routed the same way in all vehicles. However, replacing your brake line is usually a quick process. With a professional mechanic, it takes about one to two hours. Your mechanic will have to remove the old brake line and put in a new one, or splice the bad section and replace it.

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Are compression fittings legal on brake lines in NY?

In NY you will fail inspection for having compression fitting on brake lines, they aren’t designed for that much pressure. The correct way is to use flare fittings with a double flare on the lines.

How much pressure do brake lines hold?

Most of the metal brake lines burst around 15,000 psi. The typical full-lock operating pressures are 900–1,000psi (69 bar) with manual brakes and 1,400-pluspsi ( 96 bar) with power-assisted brakes.

Are brake line fittings NPT?

National Pipe Thread is a tapered machine thread for threaded pipes and fittings. NPT threads can be referred to as “Male pipe thread” or “Female pipe thread”. We use these in the Street Rod and Racing industries for fluid fittings such as oil lines, brake lines, and coolant lines.

Can you use aluminum fittings on brake lines?

Generally, it is recommended to only use steel fittings for brake applications. It is possible that someone makes aluminum fittings that will work for brake applications, but I’d check with the manufacturer before ordering.

What are brake fittings made of?

Stainless steel is used on some vehicles, but the majority of vehicle brake and fuel lines are mild steel tubing that is called Bundy tubing. And the majority of replacement lines are Bundy tubing. Bundy tubing is cheaper than stainless steel, but it is easier to bend, flare and install.