Author Topic: 75 280S Brake Lines  (Read 94 times)

postman70

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75 280S Brake Lines
« on: 29 January 2020, 05:29 PM »
Hi there, i have a question. Are the brake lines in the W116's made of the better nickel copper material? I ask because i noticed they seem to last like forever. And cars now the brake lines rot out after like 10-15 years. Just helped a friend with a suburban and all the lines were rotted.

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Re: 75 280S Brake Lines
« Reply #1 on: 30 January 2020, 02:51 PM »
I don't know what they're made of, but I do know that between them being coated with a sacrificial zinc and cosmoline coating they do seem to last a long time.  Though, I've have seen plenty of W116 cars with rusted brake lines.  So they're not totally corrosion resistant.  It just depends on the how/what/if/when the sacrificial coating wears off. 
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postman70

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Re: 75 280S Brake Lines
« Reply #2 on: 30 January 2020, 08:05 PM »
I thank you for sharing that info about the coatings on the lines..i thought there may have been a coating or something on them or maybe something other than regular steel lines used