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    Banjo Bolts and Crush Wahsers

    A leak has started on my front passenger caliper. I have never had a leak from a banjo bolt. Should I just get new washers and make sure all surfaces are flat and smooth? Or should I just replace the hose and all do to age?

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    Really old brake lines aren't a problem. I mean, whats the worst that can happen if one fails?
    How old are they?
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    They are stainless lines that have been on there since '10. But the car has sat since then. If they were rubber they already would have been changed out. I guess if in question change them out.

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    $100 for a set of lines for what could be life or death plus thousands in damage and medical bills etc.
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    Replace them, but also see if they make or you can make PTFE brake hoses for your car

    I hate hate hate braided rubber hoses

    All of mine are ptfe except for my clutch bleeder hose which ruptured randomly while clutch in in grid.

    The burst strength of prefer hose is much higher than braided rubber

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    What Pranav said

    Consider making your own, PTFE line and high pressure reusable fittings.
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    Yep, summit has a good selection of Earl's speed seal.ptfe hose and fittings

    They make all kinds of banjo bolts and metric/sae type brake hose ends to go along with their ptfe hose

    If I could I would ditch the factory hoses on the truck and make them out of PTFE.

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    Thanks guys. I did not know anything about ptfe. Now to find the right ones.

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    Just did my whole fuel system in the Earl's PTFE hose and UltraPro fittings. No doubt the stuff is spendy, however 0 leaks on first start was great...even with me being the hack mechanic I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Fernandez View Post
    Really old brake lines aren't a problem. I mean, whats the worst that can happen if one fails?

    Well there was this guy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7dMXSCegTg

    That video is the reason I didn't biff any trees back in 2015 when I locked all 4 in the rain on Friday. The trees are farther away off to the right.
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