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Does Anyone Know the Thread of this Brake Pipe Union ??

PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:16 pm

Does anyone know the thread of the arrowed brake pipe union leading to the front disc of the Elan?

I need to get a suitable plug to minimise leakage when I remove the calipers.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:40 pm

The fittings should be 3/8-24 UNF although the front calipers on later +2s are metric. Be very careful what you use as you don't want to damage the flares. Plastic caps and plugs are available. I am sure that suppliers such as Demon Tweeks or Burton would have them in the UK.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:17 pm

You can also use a bleed nipple there as a plug. Just don't tighten it too much that it damages the flair.

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PostPost by: richboyd » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:18 pm

You could look at leakage as a form of changing the brake fluid.
Don't fight it; embrace the leakage.
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