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    Copper coated steel bundy line

    Hey folks - anyone know if this stuff is OK to use for brake lines here in Australia? Can't see why not, but checking if anyone else has used it or has experience of it?

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    Adam

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    hahahaha I uploaded the wrong screen-shot! Fixed now.

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    As the tester could stick a magnet to it & confirm that it's steel, it would probably be OK.

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    Update: got this from the ebay seller today, so the copper coated line is compliant to use for brake lines in Australia.

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    I've asked if they will include a copy of the certificate for me with a purchase. Never hurts to be prepared for the questions by some random inspection station dude...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    As the tester could stick a magnet to it & confirm that it's steel, it would probably be OK.

    Colin
    I did my 2a brake lines with a pre made kit, line lengths and fittings from a LR parts vendor in Victoria (Not Ebay). They are copper nickel and I doubt a magnet would adhere to them, they were a bit of an outlay but a good product that fitted perfectly and vendor suggested they would outlast my vehicle.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bemm52 View Post
    I did my 2a brake lines with a pre made kit, line lengths and fittings from a LR parts vendor in Victoria (Not Ebay). They are copper nickel and I doubt a magnet would adhere to them, they were a bit of an outlay but a good product that fitted perfectly and vendor suggested they would outlast my vehicle.



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    Hi Paul,

    although it gets good reviews, copper nickel isn't allowed in Australia, the tubes have to be steel bundy line (per VSB14). I can't use a pre-made kit because I have a ford falcon master cylinder, so I have to make up my own lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akelly View Post
    Hi Paul,

    although it gets good reviews, copper nickel isn't allowed in Australia, the tubes have to be steel bundy line (per VSB14). I can't use a pre-made kit because I have a ford falcon master cylinder, so I have to make up my own lines.

    Cheers,

    Adam
    Copper isn't allowed, copper nickel is. VSB14 refers to steel bundy or 'tube conforming to SAEJ1047' (which covers copper nickel).


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    Yes, copper nickel is ok - I know if more than one vehicle with these lines that's past a RWC here in Vic in the last year.


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    If the Copper Nickel lines at made of the same stuff as our coins then they are 75% copper and 25% nickel.
    I would think that these would be far more durable than the steel or copper pipes.
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    The problem with copper brake lines is that they work harden from vibration and are liable to fracture. Copper-nickel is perfectly satisfactory - but to be accepted you are likely to have to prove it isn't copper. It should have identification printed or etched on the tubing for this purpose.
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