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ZTT brake line woes, need parts Preston

Had a problem with brakes resulting in passenger front calliper not working.
After a load of work on the front, replaced brake fluid and bled went for a drive and alls well.
Then.
Pedal goes soft again.
Get the car back on the drive and stick my head under for a look and fortunately spied a leak at drivers rear.

Anyway looks like the brake pipe that wraps around the fuel tank has failed.
Where can I get a replacement ASAP???
Or anyone know a brake repair merchant in preston that is affordable?

Any help would be great.
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Plus when it says rear right or left, are we to assume that is if your looking at the car head on from the front?

I wish suppliers would say offside or nearside!!!!!
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do we think this might be the part i need? and also do we think its suitable for either side and you just bend it to suit?
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DMGRS is based somewhere Preston way. They might be able to help.

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I used to always get my local motorfactor to make up the pipe to suit and then bend it on site to fit.

Now I make them up myself too.

My advice is find your local motorfactor that will make them up and then give them the old one (or the ends and the length of pipe needed between if it won't come off in one piece), and do it that way.
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ta 4 advice guys!

Got a flaring tool and some pipe somewhere but just moved hiouse and cant find anything.
so need a quick fix.
will try motor factors route
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It's pipe no 11 you need that goes over the tank. I bought a roll of kunifer pipe from eBay and got my local garage to make the ends of the pipe up. Watch out for the plastic clip half way. Fairly easy to change but you might need to trigger the abs unit when bleeding. I had to do that at the front but not needed on the rears.
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I have had to replace a few pipes over the last couple of years on my 75's and thankfully I have had the kit, so could do it myself.

If I hadn't I would go to the local car parts shop and get them to make it up for me.. shouldn't be expensive. as mentioned above, either take the whole pipe or the ends to allow them to sort it.

And if you are careful - routing it over the tank shouldn't be a problem.. just watch for those black clips.. try not to break them..

good luck with which ever way you are doing it..

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Did you manage to get it sorted??
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Plus when it says rear right or left, are we to assume that is if your looking at the car head on from the front?

I wish suppliers would say offside or nearside!!!!!
Right and left are always according to how you would sit to drive it - ie.looking forward. Why any sane person would think it might be looking backwards is beyond me?

If you refer to O/S and N/S, that simply makes it confusing for parts manufacturers and suppliers because those terms are opposite depending upon whether you want a part for a right hand drive market or a left hand drive market (and how would you define O/S and N/S for a LHD car in an RHD country or vice versa? Left and right are the same the world over.

Parts suppliers would probably tell you that they wish DIY mechanics would learn about their cars and the conventions before causing them grief by not knowing what part they actually require
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Well brake line now sorted, went to local motor factors DODGSONS fylde road preston (THE BEST) motor factors anywhere.
Were they made me up a brake line for tuppence happenny, bled and away we go.

Changed the oil yesterday, including flushing 3 times, refill with fancy pants oil.
Went to the tip and now clutch has gone!!!!
Bloody ungratefull car.

Anyway looks like master cylinder is culprit so onto next job, and what fun that is, upside down in the footwell
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