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Driving today my brake pedal went to the floor.
Turns out the copper? Brake line that goes from the booster to ABS pump developed a hole caused by a rub.
Now every time I hit the brake a little brake fluid squirts out.

What to do? Is it easy to replace? Or do I just tow it to a shop? Any way to temporarily weld it? What is this pile made out of anyhow.

Or....do I sell it and lease a Golf R?

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I guess your brake line is now in Heaven. Hahaha.

But seriously, it should be a replaceable hard line.

Is that a Snabb Intake/Hose clamp that was banging on it?
 

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I guess your brake line is now in Heaven. Hahaha.

But seriously, it should be a replaceable hard line.

Is that a Snabb Intake/Hose clamp that was banging on it?
Yes...I installed it poorly...completely my fault

Don't want to get dirty and try fixing it, which is why I decided to do the unthinkable and take it to a shop

Btw if I crushed that line would brakes still work? I could then drive the car to a shop instead of a flatbed
 

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If you are not comfortable fabricating brake lines, send it to the shop.

Also make sure they don't hack it together with compression fittings, which is illegal in NYS btw lol. Best to have an entire line fabricated instead of using a union fitting too..

You could use vise grips to crimp it off so it won't leak terribly to just get it to the shop.
 

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Lease a golf R? If you are going new, Focus RS all the way!
 

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If it is the brake line from the master cylinder to the ABS unit, replace it yourself. Make sure you use a flare nut wrench. You can get used line already bent to form. If it is any other brake line take to dealer or repair place that deals with cooper line brass fitting brake lines. Glück.
 

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Get NiCop lines. Super easy to bend.

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I don't dare watch that video...compression fittings are dangerous.

A union fitting is acceptable since both ends of the line are flared, but not recommended. Think of how much pressure that line needs to hold.

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If the line could be pulled far enough out to do it, I'd cut a short section out, put some flare nuts on and flare it and put it back together with a short union, which is the right way to do it, repair wise.

If not getting another line is your only option. May even be able to buy that line all computer bent as it should be from volvo.
 

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Dropped the car off this AM; drove 22 miles with no brakes! Lol ...just engine braking handbrake...when I got to the shop the brake pedal dropped to the floor....

Temporarily I wrapped JB Weld on the pipe - seems to not have helped at all..haha

Nick over at Highbloom Auto in Nutley NJ is the best Volvo mechanic straight down! Anyone reading this who's from the area should use him.
 

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Glad to hear you're getting it taken care of professionally by someone who knows Volvo. Not saying that you don't know Volvo, but someone who works on them everyday probably has some more skill. No hard feelings!

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Focus RS or Audi Rs3... forget the golf R. 5 pots all the way!
 

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What a bummer, thought they would make it just like the 09 and keep it Volvoesk :D
 

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Make sure to wipe away any brake fluid so it doesn't eat any paint
 

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Dropped the car off this AM; drove 22 miles with no brakes! Lol ...just engine braking handbrake...when I got to the shop the brake pedal dropped to the floor....
I shuddered when I read this. Please don't do that, towing really isn't that expensive, and if you think it is, towing insurance is even less expensive.

Please don't drive your car like that in the future.
 

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I don't dare watch that video...compression fittings are dangerous.

A union fitting is acceptable since both ends of the line are flared, but not recommended. Think of how much pressure that line needs to hold.

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80 bar is no joke...
 

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Quick update on this for those who care

Got the car fixed - she's good to go.
I had Nick also flush my coolant, replace power steering reservoir and replace a sensor in the brake booster which was giving me issues for over 2 years...turns out it was just a simple sensor issue.
 
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