Looking for some opinions. I decided to renew all of the brake lines on my 1997 mini. The old ones probably could have been reused but I thought as they were >20 years old I would fit new.
I bought a complete Automec set.
To my surprise the flares do not match the original lines. For example, where you would make the connection to the 3-way t-piece at the rear or to the rear cylinder the originals are the the correct DIN "bubble flare".
All of the flares on the Automec replacements are SAE flares. Is this going to be an issue? Would you expect the flares to match to original lines? The FAQ on the Automec website states "Universal flares are deliberately used in every instance to be sure of giving the safest possible connection". Not sure what they mean by this. Comparison below.