Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle, WA area
Re: How close is too close (brake line to header)?
I would say no - not without a good heat shield or barrier. Since the fluid does not move and just sits there and cooks, it's a bad situation for carbonizing that one spot. The best reference I have is a local car that lost the right-front brake after about 15k miles due to the same reason, and his line crossing the firewall was about 2.5" from a header tube. When he re-ran the lines, he came out the ports, made a hard turn to the back, across the back of the reservoir, and then down. Looked good with a simple bracket off the MC mount bolts and kept it all clear.
BTW - he had weird braking issues for months and couldn't put his finger on it until he lost the RF (pulled hard left when stopping and pulled right when leaving) and couldn't get more than a fast drip when he tried to bleed the new parts.
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