Funny thing about fluid power, it will always find the path of least
resistance. If you line has a hole from rust, even if you do plug it,
another one will pop out soon after. Bite the bullet, replace the line.
Depending on the year/make/model of vehicle, it could cost as little as $10
to replace. On the other hand, it could cost over $100. Maybe a patch is in
order? Replace only the offending section of line.
The easiest and cheapest way to repair the leaking steel is to replace
the whole hose. Even if you were to stop the leak by means of a
sealer or hose type cover, more likely than not the leak would just
start somewhere else on the hose assembly. If you want to waste money
on repairs that may or may not work, only to most likely have to
replace the hydrolic line and clean up a larger mess, good luck. You
get what you pay for.
68' Camaro RS
88' Firebird Formula
00' Mustang GT Vert
You don't say what type of beater this is, but I understand your
The post suggesting clamping a rubber patch over the hole with a hose
clamp would probably work fine. You could use a piece of rubber from a
I stopped a similar leak on a neighbor's old Taurus using the two part
epoxy that you knead in your hands and then stick on. The best way is
to make a complete circle with the material around the leak area. They
sell this stuff in auto stores as gas tank or radiator patch. Hardware
stores sell something similar. The repair I made appears to be
permanent after a year of service.
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