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Started swapping the brake lines on the 99 D1 today with Goodridge extended ones.  

 

Right off the bat rear passenger line unscrewed from brass 4 way connector, but is STUCK... as in freely spinning, unscrewed but connected... 2/8th's of an inch out, and cannot be removed and cannot be re inserted.  WTF.  

 

No amount of twisting either way, or coaxing it with force while unscrewing works.  Best guess is female threads on the brass 4 way got weird and are now somehow binding the damn thing.  Maddening.  

 

Anyone have experience w this?  Seems easy enough to buy/make a brass 4 way metric 10x1... but is it that simple?  The actual part is hard to find, and usually in Britain.



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Sounds like it's well and truly stripped - Time for a little parts shopping at the local Pick N Pull.  You can just cut the replacement out leaving the lines attached until you can get it back to your shop and carefully work the fittings free where you have easy access to avoid a repeat.   I haven't had to replace that particular piece but I've done enough similar things to know you're not really going to want to heli-coil it unless you're desperate.  At least you don't need the brake line since you're replacing it anyway, just the junction block.


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Yep, stripped it.  

 

Finally got the entire thing off, with much aggression involved, and the offending threads are toast.

 

Exciting!



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Aluminum is good about that.  :(


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Yep, stripped it.

Finally got the entire thing off, with much aggression involved, and the offending threads are toast.

Exciting!

I started to do that and the neighbor and I caught it in time. I had to use a die and clean the threads as it started to cross thread with the junk on it.

LR direct does carry them but not the cheapest parts.

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Pick N Pull in Fremont came through, fourteen bucks for the part!  Got some other tid bits too.  

 

So the rear is done, very happy.  Front is almost there, and my back hurts from laying is damn driveway.  

 

They also have a D2 on the sale lot for $1400 if anybody's lookin', no idea of the details.  

 

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Looking at that picture i just posted, should I free up that electrical brake sensor wire too? Give it some breathing room?   I haven't measured it but it looks taught in the picture.  



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Looking at that picture i just posted, should I free up that electrical brake sensor wire too? Give it some breathing room? I haven't measured it but it looks taught in the picture.

That flexes back and forth...so not as critical as a front brake lines for example but any movement you can create I've found helps. Are you installing a suspension system?

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Jethro, I suppose so, or getting there.  I have TF HD springs, 1" spacers front and rear, sway bars intact but front links are lowered 2", shocks are OME Nitro Chargers.  32" BFG's.  Steering bits are all replaced with TF,  but radius arms are stock.  I think there's about 6 to 7 inches between rubber and outer fender lip.

 

Figured w the sway bars intact brake lines were not a huge issue, but trying to get her done properly, slowly.

 

Been watching NCLR Rubicon vids on Youtube for the past hour.  A tad obsessed.


Edited by seldomwright, 26 October 2017 - 09:58 PM.

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We occasionally pop the ABS connections when we go for a Saturday drive ....

 

 

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Graeme Ware -- San Carlos, CA

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1996 Discovery 1 (R380 Manual Transmission, Ashcroft under-drive, RoverWare rear bumper, 33x12.5-15 BFG ATs) -- we call her "Katrina" -- Fordyce 7.5 mile survivor
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Been watching NCLR Rubicon vids on Youtube for the past hour.  A tad obsessed.

You know, we might just squeeze in a day up there before the snow comes....just a quick in/out to play around a bit.

 

*watch this space*


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Sounds awesome!  I would definitely be down to join in.  


Edited by seldomwright, 27 October 2017 - 04:12 PM.





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