I'm having a bit of a nightmare with the brakes on my V6. They were absolute rubbish, which came as no surprise when I checked the front disks - they were knackered, very corroded and only half the swept area on the back was in contact with the pads. The calipers were just as bad - they has corroded so much under the pad shims that I couldn't even get the new pads in and each had at least one siezed piston.
So I managed to find some much better ones off a 147 GTA on ebay and went to fit them the other week (I'd also ordered some new rigid lines than run from the flexi to the caliper as they looked fragile). The caliper came off fine, but the union at the flexi to solid line (to the caliper) was totally corroded together and could not be undone (ended up rounding the bolt, despite using a brake line spanner and vise grips).
No problem I thought, I'll just replace the flexi as well. However the union at that end wasn't much better and the brake line here turned out to be pretty weak and fractured just above the union on this pic:
I now need to replace this brake pipe. From what I can see (which isn't very far), this looks to run up the inner wing, then along the bulkhead and to the ABS block (this is the driver's side). Can anyone confirm where exactly this pipe runs and which pipe it is on the ABS block?
Would it be easier trying to just replace the end rather than the whole pipe?