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I own a 2002 Audi TT Quattro Roadster 1.8 165Kw. The rear

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Hi,
I own a 2002 Audi TT Quattro Roadster 1.8 165Kw.
The rear right brake hose which connects to the caliper is constructed from a thin metal tube with a light rubber coating. This has cracked and needs to be replaced. I cannot seem to find a spare anywhere. Are you able to assist? Photos available.
Thank you,
Ken Smith,
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello Ken

I'd try an Audi specialist at 1st

http://www.fourspring.co.za/

and to be honest brake lines can be made up on a DIY basis with a simple flaring tool and a bending some copper or kunifer line by hand

http://www.frost.co.uk/in-situ-brake-pipe-flaring-tool-set.html

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello Matt,
Thank you for the assistance. I have been considering the repair as I am drawing a blank everywhere for a part. I am attaching a few photos showing the type of hose as well as the broken end. You will notice that there is a crimped joint in the piping approximately 150mm from the broken end. I was considering joining an additional piece from there , but am insecure as I have no knowledge of these joints. The remaining pipe is not long enough to reach the Banjo bolt. Are you able to advise on a method I could use for joining the line?
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

OK

what I'd suggest is you can use an in situ flaring tool to make a new flared end on your existing / broken pipe and you can then make a short extension pipe to reach back to the caliper

this article details how brake flare joints are made and the different types

http://www.eastwood.com/brake_article

or perhaps speak to the audi specialist about locating a good used pipe

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Gottit!Thanks a mill, Matt.
I am sure that I will come right from here on in.Regards,Ken.