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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Anti-Seize on Brake Fittings

I would not suspect that Anti-Seize should be used on brake fittings? I only ask because for the life of me I can not loosen this fitting shown in the image.



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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 12:29 PM
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Re: Anti-Seize on Brake Fittings

Do you have a heat gun? I would try warming it up a little bit but not with a torch or open flame of any kind. I am sure you can get it off with a large vice grip or channel locks, but that is going to destroy the nut, so you will have to put a new end on and re-crimp the line. But the large connection on the end looks like it has some thread sealant of some sort.

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Re: Anti-Seize on Brake Fittings

Use a flare nut wrench, then put a pair of vise grip pliers over it to keep it from spreading
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Re: Anti-Seize on Brake Fittings

Thanks guys for the replies but Iím pretty sure the fittings can not be removed with out cutting it. It is definitely cold welded in there.

Was hoping to learn if itís safe to use a little permatex anti-seize to preventing it from happening again?


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Re: Anti-Seize on Brake Fittings

Careful with the heat due to O-rings/seals.

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Re: Anti-Seize on Brake Fittings

No problem with anti-seize on the threads of the line nut (fitting). The line is a flare fit and seals at the flare, not the threads of the nut.
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Re: Anti-Seize on Brake Fittings

For the ones that are seized and won't come out with a wrench, usually I cut the tubing and use a socket. If there's enough tubing you can sometimes get away with flaring the cut tube, cleaning up the fitting and you can reuse it.

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Re: Anti-Seize on Brake Fittings

Yes, you can use anti-seize, but make sure you only apply it to the threads and no where else. To break it loose, I would put a flare nut wenech on it and the use a long piece of pipe over the wrench to give you some leverage.
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Re: Anti-Seize on Brake Fittings

most brake lines seize the nut to the line. you can use anti seize under the nut on the tube and on the threads with no ill effects.
I am a believer of anti seize on every bolt that doesn't get a sealer, a locking compound or a assembly lube.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 19, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Anti-Seize on Brake Fittings

Thanks everyone's for replies.

I suspect the only consideration is not to glob it on, I don't think it would be good for it to mix in with the brake fluid within the line.

If it did it would probable act as an air bubble would?


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