Rounded union bolt - Front brakes

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Wed May 01, 2019 8:35 am

Trying to remove the flexi line on drivers side front brake (to install new braided lines) and the 11mm union bolt has rounded.

What are my options here? Is it safe to use heat here and some mole grips? Or am I going to have to replace the entire hardline back to the M/C ?
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Wed May 01, 2019 9:02 am

if you can find one local try this type of spanner

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-VS034 ... ctupt=true

i used one a while back for the same thing & it worked a treat,
worth a try for £11 plus it always comes in handy.
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Wed May 01, 2019 9:03 am

i've got a full set of those upto 17/19mm & they come in handy for other jobs on the cars.
if it's got t*ts or wheels it's bound to be trouble...............prove me wrong.
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Wed May 01, 2019 10:07 am

Ooh OK. Halfords have them too

https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools ... re-spanner

In Stock at my local so I'll grab one a lunch and see if it works.

Cheers Steve
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Wed May 01, 2019 11:12 am

joeyb wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:07 am
Ooh OK. Halfords have them too

https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools ... re-spanner

In Stock at my local so I'll grab one a lunch and see if it works.

Cheers Steve
no worries, there's that type & the type i linked to, the one's on ebay worked for me.
if all else fails cut the hard line off & use a smaller socket or irwin type nut removers.
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Wed May 01, 2019 11:23 am

I’ll try the Halfords one first as can get my hands on it quicker. If I cut the hard line off, how do I make it good for a new union bolt? Never done anything with brake lines before !!
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Wed May 01, 2019 11:38 am

if you have to cut it off then get a brake pipe flaring kit like this one

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/draper- ... aring-kit/

& a roll of either copper or kunifer pipe & some brake unions,

there's plenty of vids on youtube on how to do it,
it may seem daunting at first but after a few trial runs on a bit of the new pipe it's easy enough.
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Sat May 11, 2019 6:38 am

Bought some decent vice grips in the end, had the union joint off in no time.
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