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divethedeep



Member Since: 17 Sep 2014
Location: sussex
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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 90 Td5 HT Arles Blue
Td5. Brake pipe

Had brake failure today on my 2003 td5 defender
Brake pipe from front to rear failed near where it connects into flexy due to rust
Luckily managed to slow using gears
I think I will buy brake pipe on the roll. And make my own up and may replace the other pipes if any rust is found
The question is what is the best brake pipe ? I have seen you can buy copper Or another mix of materials
And what is best flaring tool to buy ?

Thank. Mark

Post #768619 14th Apr 2019 9:27pm
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roel



Member Since: 08 Aug 2009
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Netherlands 2003 Defender 90 Td5 PU Caledonian Blue

I use copper and bought a standard flaring set. I used it on my disco 3 and 90 td5. Roel

1984 90 2.5 na Diesel - RR V8 (1994-2001)
1997 Camel Trophy Discovery 300TDI (2001-2009)
2005 G4 Discovery III 4.4 V8 (2008-2018) It's gone but it still hurts.
2003 90 Td5 (2009-now)

Post #768696 15th Apr 2019 5:08pm
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blackwolf



Member Since: 03 Nov 2009
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

I always use Kunifer pipe and make my own. Sykes Pickavant flaring tools are generally the best.

Post #768702 15th Apr 2019 5:52pm
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derbywill



Member Since: 25 Mar 2010
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England 2005 Defender 90 Td5 XS CSW Java Black

I always use Kunifer, (cupro nickel) it doesn't work harden like copper.

Cheers

Will 2005 90 XS
1954 86'' Series 1 tilt

Post #768815 16th Apr 2019 12:19pm
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divethedeep



Member Since: 17 Sep 2014
Location: sussex
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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 90 Td5 HT Arles Blue

Thanks all
Brake pipes now replaced
I purchased a roll of copper pipe to start with but changed my mind after reading reviews on different brake pipe materials
I retuned the copper and ordered a roll of cunifer pipe
I ordered the Sykes pickevant flaring tool as recommended
I discovered my defender has metric fittings (din) so had to return the selection of fitting I purchased as imperial
There was quite a lot to learn about different types of flares. DIN. SAE SINGLE AND DOUBLE FLARES and the threads are very similar ie an imperial end will fit into metric but feels very flopppy
Armed with my new Sykes pickervant tool cunifer pipe and new inexpensive bending tool The pipes acros rear axel were changed , front offside and I replaced half of the pipe rear to front putting an inline connector half way as front section was not corroded

Thanks mark

Post #770468 28th Apr 2019 8:34am
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blackwolf



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Good work. Thumbs Up

Post #770478 28th Apr 2019 10:12am
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mrd1990



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Wales 2000 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Epsom Green

Checking the connectors is easily overlooked Shocked

Here was mine, luckily I noticed dripping before anything bad happened..



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You can always gently use the handbrake as a way of stopping the car quickly if you have no time for engine compression.

Post #771957 7th May 2019 6:58pm
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