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Old 02-02-2011, 11:40 AM
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Default 1987 Eureka Brake Lines

I just started replacing the rear Brake lines on my 87 Cadillac Eureka concours landau
and I have noticed that they have compression fittings on the brake lines, was this common practice ?

I have never seen compression fittings on brake line before
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If the lines were spliced, it was common for non automotive knowledge based people to use compression fittiong to splice in some steel tubing. I wouldn't continue the practice, even though it hasn't failed in service on your car. All brake lines should have double flare fittings on them to be considered installed to industry standards.
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hmmm thats strange...because they are orginal, so that means Eureka put them on when they built the coach.

ok thanks

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Where are these compression fittings located? I have never seen any brake components that have been connected to steel lines or rubber hoses with compression fittings. In this case, a picture will be worth a thousand words. I will PM you with my email address so you may send a picture. thanks Paul
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as soon as I get the old girl back in the air, I will take some pictures
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