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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:34 am    Post subject: C2 Front Brake Pipes Reply with quote

I have had a good search and must be doing something wrong as can not find much info on replacing the front fixed brake pipes. I would like to replace them with genuine Porsche pre made and at same time replace the flexis and hard lines to the calipers.

On the Internet I find mention of perhaps having to drop the subframe and the fuel tank but cant seem to find definitive info. Any help appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front subframe needs dropping I think, fuel tank can stay iirc.

Check your steering rack hard lines too, they rot and only £40 for new ones.

Why put inferior steel lines back in? Bend some kunifer lines up, Will outlast you. Use black heatshrink on them before fitting if you don't like the look.

You might even get kunifer lines in without dropping the subframe. Steel you would have to bend which weakens it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve done the front brake pipes - the steering column needs disconnecting and the subframe needs dropping. The subframe supports the fuel tank. I did the rack pipes at the same time (company in Borsall Common makes them). Just put a jack under the tank - just run it down / empty.

I used OEM pipes - the old transverse pipe (left to right) goes under the off side tank strap and the new one goes over the strap.

The diddy metal pipes between the hose and calliper needed some quality mole grips to remove, as the fitting into the calliper corroded away to nothing.

You need a mate to help you dropping the subframe!!

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While waxoiling the car I decided to change the last 3 exposed original metal pipes - 2 x nearside wing to block under the floor and the one which continues to the n/s rear. Bought OEM pipes in advance of stripping arch liners etc.

The bits I could see looked fine, however they were not!! Surprisingly it would appear the washer bottle overflow had cause sever corrosion!

Long pipes were a bit fiddly to weave in but not too bad. Rubber glove over the reservoir and cap back on stopped any leaks. The fittings into the ally block under the wing were a bit corroded so I cut the pipes and used a socket.

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