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Old 11-27-2007, 12:56 PM   #331 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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04-26-2007, 12:40 Pm

Took a 35 minute break before lunch and aimed the torch at the frozen brake line nuts. Worked like a charm.

I got both brake lines off, and I've been to the parts store for the right number of new lines, nuts & unions to reassemble it.

We'll still be using the flare tool to re-use the forwardmost section of the original lines (because that area wasn't corroded, and has a bunch of jigsaw bends & turns in it that would be hard to duplicate).

38 bucks later... it'll take a trunkload of recycled batteries to recoup the cost of this repair!

Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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