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    Wilwood brake upgrade

    Ok, so I finished the install on front and rear wilwood brake kit and filled up brake fluid reservoir and noticed all the supplied fittings from wilwood that connect to factory brake lines are leaking. I have tried swapping them around but they still leak has anyone had this problem or is it just my bad luck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsc70 View Post
    Ok, so I finished the install on front and rear wilwood brake kit and filled up brake fluid reservoir and noticed all the supplied fittings from wilwood that connect to factory brake lines are leaking. I have tried swapping them around but they still leak has anyone had this problem or is it just my bad luck?
    Thats strange. Which connections? A link to the kit or photos might help.

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    In my experience it is realllllly easy to cross thread brake fittings, but also learned that even the slightest variation in the cone even though the are the same thread pitch can cause a leak. Definetly verify with Wilwood you got the correct ones. There is almost no discernable visual difference.

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    Wilwood brake kit (front and rear)

    Installed the brake kit on front and rear but the fittings they provided for the brake line (factory hard line to steel braided line) are all leaking. I have tried swapping them around from front to back and still leaking even called wilwood and sent them pictures of the fittings to make sure they were the right ones (they said yes). Has anyone had issues like this or is it just me, any suggestions or advise?

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    I would take pictures of the fittings and send them to wild-wood or contact the vendor you purchased them from and see if they can offer some support!

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    Those fittings should have thread tape on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiGuy View Post
    Those fittings should have thread tape on them.
    Shouldnt use thread tape on brake lines since brake fluid will dissolve the tape and youre back at square one. The flares on the fittings are what does the sealing. I would say they arent mating up properly. Ive used wilwood lines before on other cars and when i made a brake set for my last car and they worked perfectly. Maybe just got a bad set.
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    didn't you just post this the other day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ophidia31 View Post
    Shouldnt use thread tape on brake lines since brake fluid will dissolve the tape and youre back at square one. The flares on the fittings are what does the sealing. I would say they arent mating up properly. Ive used wilwood lines before on other cars and when i made a brake set for my last car and they worked perfectly. Maybe just got a bad set.
    I only say that because of this video. I thought the same thing. Check out 2:04 in this vid.

    Fwiw I've done more than a couple brake caliper upgrades, and this was the first time I've seen someone use thread tape.
    And yes, the flares in the ends should eliminate any need for thread tape.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0UuYZYOk2Bo
    Last edited by Tweak; 05-16-2014 at 06:50 PM. Reason: Embedded video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiGuy View Post
    I only say that because of this video. I thought the same thing. Check out 2:04 in this vid.

    Fwiw I've done more than a couple brake caliper upgrades, and this was the first time I've seen someone use thread tape.
    And yes, the flares in the ends should eliminate any need for thread tape.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0UuYZYOk2Bo
    How about that. Ive watched that video multiple times and never noticed him doing that. Still dont know if id trust that though.
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