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Hi there. Some of us are working to keep these cars alive and running. Glad you had a good 15 year run.

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I sold my 2002 GS back in 2017. She was falling apart all over the place. So I sold her and bought a 2017 Focus RS in 2017.

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Anybody get on here anymore?

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It should be possible, you might want to get a surplus connector so you can hook the fan motor to a battery.

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cooling fan suspect. Is there a way to test it by jumping connector?

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Let's try to bring this forum back to life a bit... I'll be on fairly often (now that my project Regal is seeing some progress).

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And I will have a 1999 GS transmission, about 140K miles, shift kit installed, available for sale soon. in Tampa FL.

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Hi everyone. Still working on my project car GS.

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It runs!

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Saw a few on FB 3800 marketplace

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Metal brake line in the rear it looks like it runs from side to side?


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#1 Fast86GN

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:12 PM

Anyone have clue on this brake line? Its leaking right in the middle of the car in the rear between the rear wheels. The rust is getting to it I guess.

 

I found this but not sure?  It may have a union in the middle not sure.  Don't care if its factory or not as long as it works. Any tips would appreciated.  This is on the 01 Silver LS. 

 

https://www.carid.co...-534062039.html


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:21 PM

Or this one is probably more like it?

 

https://www.ebay.com...Jfap:rk:75:pf:0


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:53 PM

There is a union there. Kind of hard to get wrenches in there but you can do it. When I did mine I just made my own lines with a flaring tool set from MasterCool (71475). Each side has a coil of brake line that I bent around a 34mm spindle socket. See my pile of scrap lines.
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Edited by OhMyGS, 25 February 2019 - 03:58 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:19 PM

Oh my you must have replaced all the lines with that pile?. Any idea on a part # for this particular line or would it be just as easy to make one?
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:36 AM

I wanted to go with factory pre-bent lines. They were either not available or way too much $$$. In the end, it cost about $90 for the tubing and $25 for fluid to do all of the lines. The flare kit cost more than the whole project. Once I got the hang of bending tubing, it was the right way to go. If I screwed up and kinked the tube, I just started over and wasn't out much. Get the nickel-copper tubing. There's a smidge of steel in the tubing for strength. Very easy to bend.
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:44 AM

Alan, appreciate the help. I seen the copper tubing on evilbay I think that is what I'll do. Thanks again
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:55 AM

I tried to remove the tubes from the car in one piece to use them for a template. Some factory bends are very tight and cannot be bent without linking. Many places I had to make wider sweeps to keep from kinking.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 02:03 AM

Yep this doesn't have to be perfect just function.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:16 PM

I probably will buy the do it yourself tubing and make the bend's.
Found this online at least now I know which line it is and how it runs.

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:21 AM

That diagram is exactly correct, at least in the rear. Ours may differ in the front because of the ABS location between the 97.5 & 01.
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Posted 28 February 2019 - 04:25 PM

I wonder if something like this would work?
https://www.ebay.com...y-/362544776638
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Posted 28 February 2019 - 04:35 PM

That looks like a propane hose. Left-handed threads and all.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 04:58 PM

Kind of does but the description says otherwise? I thought maybe someone like Hose Fast could make a hose that would connect side to side?
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Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:17 PM

Wish you were here.  My son's shop could replace with standard brake line in about 20 minutes plus bleed time.  He would probably run it all as one piece to eliminate that union connection in the middle.

 

Is there a local shop that can do it for you?


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 08:21 PM

I work at a Automotive shop LoL. But they are so busy right now I haven't bothered them.
I may if it slows down though...
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Posted 02 March 2019 - 06:11 PM

Haven't fixed the brake line yet but getting the IC I bought a couple years ago installed. lol


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 03:52 PM

my line back there rotted out too. i just cut the line in the d/s wheel well in a open area, then cut the line i the pass side 5 or 6 inches from the union where the hard line meets the rubber caliper line, used nicop line that i fed behind the gas tank and to both cut ends. used compression fittings. 


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:11 PM

my line back there rotted out too. i just cut the line in the d/s wheel well in a open area, then cut the line i the pass side 5 or 6 inches from the union where the hard line meets the rubber caliper line, used nicop line that i fed behind the gas tank and to both cut ends. used compression fittings. 

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 10:57 AM

Interesting thread.
My car hasn’t seen much action in the last couple years, and was taken off the road early 2018 again due to brake lines.
Mine popped somewhere in the middle of the rear subframe.
I personally couldn’t find direct replacement but if I did , snaking it in there looks to be ridiculous. And those coils? Are they really needed?
I was going to buy a roll of mine and fittings, cut lines on driver side near fuel filter and just connect the dots (rear calipers).
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Posted 02 April 2019 - 12:07 PM

Yea I don't know what those coils are for...thinking that they allow the right and left to move independently so the line doesn't kink.  The coupler in the center allows each side to install separately from their respective sides.  When I replaced them, I was careful to remove the old lines to be used as a template.  Also saved and re-used all the fittings.


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