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flare nuts - all the fun I never had

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Re: flare nuts - all the fun I never had

Post by abscate » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:09 am

I will pay some crazy mechanic at the dealer if I had to do that one again!
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(Ive heard he re-uses old engine oil, too)
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Re: flare nuts - all the fun I never had

Post by Clemens » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:10 pm

;-)
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Re: flare nuts - all the fun I never had

Post by scot850 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:44 pm

What is a checkbook? Never heard of such a strange thing! (Now a cheque book I have heard of!!). As for re-using engine oil, is it not cleaner each time you use it as the new filter cleans it?!!! LOL!

Seriously, the fact that I would be willing to pay over a couple of hours labor to a mechanic to do this at the dealer, tells you what my opinion of the job difficulty is.


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Re: flare nuts - all the fun I never had

Post by Clemens » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:19 pm

Let me guess: 2 rivers? :D
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Re: flare nuts - all the fun I never had

Post by abscate » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:30 pm

scot850 wrote:What is a checkbook? Never heard of such a strange thing! (Now a cheque book I have heard of!!). As for re-using engine oil, is it not cleaner each time you use it as the new filter cleans it?!!! LOL!

Seriously, the fact that I would be willing to pay over a couple of hours labor to a mechanic to do this at the dealer, tells you what my opinion of the job difficulty is.


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Re: flare nuts - all the fun I never had

Post by j-dawg » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:53 pm

I had to cut and re-flare my brake lines. I used steel flare nuts. Not sure why cars come with brass from the factory - maybe something corrosion-related - but I ain't playing around with brass anymore.
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