2011 CTS4 Coupe, 2014 ELR, 2018 XT5 AWD
You can get a flaring tool for under 30 bucks. A 2 foot long piece of brake line is only a few dollars. You could easily get everything you need to repair it safely for under 50 bucks. The second time you use it the repair would be cheaper than the compression fitting!I understand you guys concern but with what is at my disposal a compression fitting was my only choice. There is really nobody around me that is competent enough to do brake lines or don't want to bother. My mechanic who I use for everything does not flare brake lines nor really gets involved with brake lines period. But I am sure if I found the actual line that was damaged and found a replacement line he would install it. The guy that put the compression fitting in and found the bad line is not my regular guy, he did it in a emergency and basically did me a favor just getting the leak fixed.
I understand where you are coming from. The fitting was cheap, quick and easy. I want you to understand where I am coming from. The compression fitting is not safe. It may fail at any time. If I didn't tell you that and you had a serious accident I would feel horrible. You have been warned. Personally I think your life is worth more than 50 bucks but you can decide that for yourself.