|Scirocco en brochette: not the first time a "minor delay" has been encountered in this resurrection.|
Well... here's the thing... the rear brake lines were leaking fluid not from cracked flex hoses but from the unions that joined them to the fixed lines. And because the fuel system parts are already out of the way, and because the car can't be driven without rear brakes, why not fix that problem first? To refresh readers' memories, getting the Scirocco running started out as "simply" finding and fixing a valve lash problem with the rebuilt cylinder head. Start it, tune it, test-drive it, sell it. We have instead a series of sagas of broken Russian Nesting Dolls. Something like that--a good metaphor escapes me. But somebody is going to get a classic Scirocco that has been thoroughly "gone through."
|"Uh, oh..." Driver's side rear brake line (flex line at left).|
|The fix involves new flex lines and U-clips that affix one end of same to the suspension arms. And flaring the ends of|
the hard lines to mate with the fixtures at each end of the flex lines.