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O'reilly Auto Parts Saved The Day


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So, yes, I'm still doing brake work. 


In the process of replacing the master I sadly discovered one of the 10mm fittings had been stripped.  It looked as if pliers were used to put it in. 


By chance there was a grand opening of an O'Reilly Auto Parts. Fortunately, they carry a brake line that is compatible with OE.  I was able to buy a short piece of brake line that had a male fitting at both ends (10mm  x 1.0) that fit perfectly into the new master..  There brake line is "flared" so as to be compatible with the "mushroom head" style.  I know there is a correct descriptor of that flare, but it escapes me.  Bought their flare tool, tube cutter and replaced the stripped fitting with theirs.  And saved a lot of swearing and time.


Additionally, I could have used pressure fittings and spliced in a new small section of line but I understand that is not legal.


As it was a grand opening they had free food, burgers, dogs and a local rock and roll radio station plus a local car show.  Saw a 70's Corolla with lambo doors.( Thinking about asking CD, mlyte and koke over to help me install some lambos on the 02.)


 They have offered the local 02 group a club discount. I gotta tell ya, I am sold on O'Reillys.

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I usually dont have much luck at my Oreillys... When it comes to my truck though that's another story. But they are always helpful!

'76 2002 in Malaga (110k Original, 2nd Owner, sat for 20 years and now a toy)
'86 Chevy K20 (6.2 Turbo Diesel build) & '46 Chevy 2 Ton Dump Truck
'74 Suzuki TS185, '68 BSA A65 Lightning (garage find), '74 BMW R90S US Spec #2

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Nice to know about calipers at O Reillys--mine are still original on my '73--still function properly, no leaks, stuck pistons, etc.  Almost everything else in the brake system (M/C, rear cylinders, rotors, pads/shoes, flex hoses etc have been replaced, but the calipers soldier on.  Amazing.



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'73 Sahara sunroof-Ludwig-since '78
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I also bought calipers and Bilstein HDs through them. The shocks were actually a bit cheaper than online vendors when on sale and no shipping charges. Best thing is not having to ship stuff back and forth incase I have to use the lifetime warranty, and it's recorded in their computer.

I wouldn't put their pads on my car though.

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- Max

'72 2002

IE SS braided hoses

320i drum brakes

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Update on Oreilley-1 year later..


I too had a grand experience when my project started last year, put on 2 new reg calipers, water pump, misc other replacement parts at bargain prices and special orders only took 2 days, fast fwd a year and must update, the calipers and water pump are doin fine but just went over my 1 vacum hose, already in less that a year it had dried out and leaked at carb port, the battery cable gave up the ghost in 6 months and have sourced a local dealer who carries American made parts that are built to stand the test, the smog caps lasted about six months also, cracks and leaks, not bashing Oreilley but they source China made rubber and they seem to mix too much plastic in their rubbrer goods. Loved there service but will be aware of Quality issues with some parts.

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Bubble flare, they're called.


Back when they were Shucks, they varied a LOT by store- the one on Aurora wasn't so hot,

but the U- Village one was pretty good indeed.


Seconded on the quality issue- it's not uniformly good.



"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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