<VV> COPPER? brake lines?

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Sun Nov 13 23:38:32 EST 2016

No, Volvo does not use regular Copper tubing for brake lines. They use a 
copper-nickel alloy.

Just trying to keep the terminology straight. In this case, pure copper 
and a copper nickel alloy are vastly different in application. One is 
legal and very safe for brake applications, the other is not legal and 
not safe! Ever try to double flare regular copper tubing?

Frank DuVal

On 11/13/2016 9:11 PM, shortle via VirtualVairs wrote:
> As Jim and others here have pointed out, my Volvo uses copper brake lines. About the only time I have seen an issue with them is if someone does not put them into the "holders" and they rub, there will be a leak after they rub through. The copper pips seem to be to be pretty soft. That is not a defect in the lines as much as poor quality workmanship.
> Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado 81301
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bryan Blackwell via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
>> Sent: Nov 12, 2016 7:16 AM
>> To: N2VZD at aol.com
>> Cc: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>> Subject: Re: <VV> COPPER? brake lines?
>> NOT copper.  Copper/Nickel alloy, specifically made for brake lines.  Please see the link I posted, or Rick's to FedHill.
>> https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B015YGQYW2/
>> --Bryan

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