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Hi,

Would like to replace the brake lines that go over the fuel tank on a 1994 series 2 164, UK spec.

Has anyone managed to do this without dropping the tank?

If the tank is dropped, how to make sure the new lines are not squished by it when bolted back up?

Probably over thinking things again but never hurts to ask. Know there are some geniuses on this forum who might just have some magic tip or trick to make it all less painful.
 

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Those fuel lines and brake lines fit/pop into nylon clips attached to the body.

You must lower rear sway bar and rear cross-member to be able to lower gas tank so you can pop lines out of clips.
 

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I ran my new line around the tank and just cut it off at the front and back. Works the same, much less hassle.
 

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That is a really interesting idea. How did you know which was which as there are two brake pipes that do this?
One goes around the outside of the tank the other goes over the tank, at least on my car. They both have different fittings (one is a M12 the other is M10) since I replaced the lines all the way through the car I traced it all the way back to the ABS pump. However you could also just replace it at the connector fittings that are right below the firewall on the passenger side.

I just ran the two together around the side, clipped them in where I could, and used Zip ties to hold them together.
 

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That's interesting. Both of mine go over the tank. Love you idea of running both around though. Think going to have a go. Might use a can of compressed air to blow through and see which pipe end reacts the other side.

Many thanks :)
 

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You've got a bent wheel as well. Should have that fixed.
 

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That's interesting. Both of mine go over the tank. Love you idea of running both around though. Think going to have a go. Might use a can of compressed air to blow through and see which pipe end reacts the other side.

Many thanks :)
Good luck! Owning this car and interacting on this forum it now all makes a lot more sense about why Alfa Romeo was in such financial trouble so many times. The fact that so many little but significant parts are different between the 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder models of this car makes me wonder how in the world they ever made a profit.
 
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