I was replacing the brake lines on an old Honda Odyssey. Because of the age of the car, almost all of the plastic brake line clips broke while removing the old lines. This meant that I had to try to hold the brake lines in place using zip ties, because I didn’t have any replacement clips.
Because both rear lines run alongside the fuel lines, I didn’t want them to all rub against each other. I decided to use a trick I’d learned from the Roadkill show, which I’d seen used to make spark plug wire separators. One zip tie goes around all the lines, but before it’s tightened, zip ties go around the first one between each line. When everything’s tightened, the lines are all held apart by the zip ties in between them, and won’t rub against each other.
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