Zip Tie Brake Line Separator

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.

2020_07_20_01

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.


New blog posts every Monday and Thursday, plus pictures throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Watch Mechanical Malarkey on YouTube!

Mechanical Malarkey T-shirts, hats, and stickers are available to order!

-Dan

This entry was posted in In The Shop and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s