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Hey all, seeing as the weather is half decent and we have a long weekend im going to replace the brake pipes on the rear of the 323.

Just wondering if anybody knows what fittings i need, diameter piping etc....

Have got the flaring kit, wasnt sure what size fitments i needed and which pipe to use really.

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Here you go mate...quick write up from me.

Here ya go this should help most people also............
Hi, it isnt as hard as what most people think to do the rear pipes, i did mine not long ago. To start...drop the exhaust at the centre section...you dont need to drop the rear end of the exhaust though, remove your under body cover so you can see around the propshaft area, Ideally you need to have the cars back end in the air with both wheels off and and on axle stands as high as you can get it..this is so you can remove the brake pipes easier from the side at the connection point rather than struggling for hours and most likely rounding off your 11mm pipe nut. Look at the pipe you want to remove first and release it from the connector by undoing it then do the same the other side...this is undoing the side connections which are easier to get first by the way, undo your tank straps and let it drop very slowly...making sure it is as empty as possible due to weight issues when it is dangling (i dont use a support method to hold it up as it gets in the way when wiggling around under the car) so run the car as low as you can fuel wise before attempting this procedure, Look for the under body connections for the brake pipes which are located near some fuel line connections undo your brake pipe connections then proceed to unclip your pipes and remove if you can...if not...chop as much of it away as you possibly can and then fit your new pipe as close as possible to your old one it doesnt have to follow the exact same route! it has to be above the tank and above the prop and going in the same kind of direction and have no kinks or possible issues where it may rub on something...tighten everything back up and replace everything you took off then bleed your brand new pipes through! sorted! sorry its just a quick idea of what to do as its late and im knacked! oh you need to undo the lid on your brake filler pot and sit it in its hole but not screw it down

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Cool info, good post. My 323 rear brake unions have seized solid and I need to replace the metal lines on the rear arms between the flexible hoses (The 'S' shaped bits). I am fitting Goodridge braided hoses but have buggered the old nuts trying to get them off.

I am hoping as you mention you have replaced these parts you or someone could help.

From RealOEM the pipes are indicated as M10-M10 and they specify a length - does anyone know what is the diameter of this pipe??? Can you buy these anywhere straight or pre-formed???

Any help gratefully received - already spent 6 hours or so Tuesday afternoon trying to get these off so now need to replace. Luckily they are holding together still... ;)
 
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