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Old 12-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #10
jdstrickland
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Originally Posted by Jesse M View Post
I installed my stop tech ss lines, front and rear, with your run of the mill Craftsman open ended wrench. Worked perfectly and didn't come close to stripping. Just go easy and make sure the wrench is fully on the nut before you tighten it..
The problem comes when the flare nut seizes in the fitting, and the flat wrench merely folds flare nut around the brake pipe. This destroys the flare nut, which requires the entire brake pipe to be replaced.

Use the proper wrench, you can never go wrong. Well, almost never.
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