Double flare offset?

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  1. NoahSewal

    NoahSewal Active Member

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    I was flaring my lines in a couple weeks ago and one of my double flares came out kind of wonky. when i went in to roll the end of the line it seems like maybe more material went to one side. but when i flared it out it seems like everything is good on the inside as of symmetry, the lip just seems to have more material on one side. it's not a lot but i wasn't sure if this would cause me issues. ive decided to be extra careful after seeing the video of the 1,300hp mercury. pictures down below if that helps

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    • Just Send It

      Just Send It Well-Known Member

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      If it were me, I'd remove that flare and redo it. Since it's offset, when you put the flare nut over it, it will move off-center and it'll likely leak or give you problems down the road.

      If you have a 1/2" fluted countersink drill bit, those are great for cleaning/prepping the end to be flared. It'll remove any inside material when you cut the line.

      Edit: Some photos. The chamfered edge gives the flare tool a nice centered hole to go into. Keeps everything straight and tidy

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      My OCD goes haywire with brake lines because my cars carry my family. I don't take any chances.
       
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      • jazak5

        jazak5 Well-Known Member

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        AND blow them out with compressed air to remove the metal debris..
        I like using NiCop can't go wrong
         
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        • Tooljunkie

          Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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          Deburring the line is critical. Even a touch with a file will work. Worn out tubing cutters make poor cuts.
           
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          • 67Dart273

            67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            File the ends flat and square. I used to use the flare clamp itself, clamp the line in not very tight and use it for a guide for the file
             
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            • Car Nut

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              Remember If you bend your own lines, don't forget the flare nut. :D

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              • Lefty71

                Lefty71 Well-Known Member

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                "Reaming is fundamental"
                 
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                  Absolute must when doing brakes.....
                  But, in all seriousness, take no chances. Do it right. Or, in this case, redo it. As others have stated, a wore tubing cutter or flare tool. Sometimes it just happens with new parts, too. All good, you'll get it.:thumbsup:
                   
                • Dave Wilkinson

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                  Somehow I've turned into an old guy and in that transition time, I've made a lot of double flares. With that, I've seen it all! The offset problem, uneven flares, lopsided ends that don't sit level in the flare nut... the list goes on. A couple of years ago I saw the Eastwood flare kit and thought... what the Hell! I pulled the trigger and spent the money. After receiving it and going through the usual learning curve, I have to say, it was worth every penny!! Beautiful flares every time!
                  Just my two cents....
                   
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