During the brake line flaring process, a flare is added to the end of the brake line to ensure there will be no brake fluid leak and the brake line doesn't come off due to pressure.
Brake lines require double flaring. Single Flares are only acceptable on low-pressure lines but not acceptable for high-pressure applications such as brake systems.
Flaring makes the tubing wider at the end; it prevents the brake line from leaking or coming off.
In this tutorial, we go over the steps on how to create double flares on brake lines.
- Cut the brake line squarely. Clean the inside of the brake line tubing. Use a file to chamfer the edge of the brake line.
- Slide the flare nut over the brake line.
- Insert the brake line in the hole that matches the diameter of the brake line.
- Expose the pipe to match the thickness of the flare nut's larger diameter.
- Tighten the clamp bar.
- Insert the flaring adapter into the brake line.
- Use the flare yoke to press down on the flaring adapter.
- Remove the flare adapter. Check there are no cracks on the brake line.
- Use the tip of the flaring yoke (without an adapter) and tighten to create the double flare.
- Remove the flaring yoke and check the flare. If there are cracks present, redo the flare.
It is very critical to prepare the brake line before flaring it. If you don't prepare the brake line, it may crack.
We hope that you found this guide on how to double flare brake line tool useful.
Can I use a single flare on brake lines?
Single flares are not acceptable for brake lines and tend to crack and leak quite easily.