Brake pressure normally lives around 300 psi to 500 psi for an average “one-toe” stop. During a “Panic stop” it can be as high as 4000 psi, especially if the ABS gets involved. That’s why brake lines are made from steel, or nickel/iron/copper alloy, to be able to handle such extreme pressures.
Rubber fuel line, and worm-drive hose clamps (as shown) can handle about 60 psi usually. That’s what they were designed and rated for. Not for brakes. This customer was very lucky they didn’t have an accident on their way to us. This is why it’s so important to get your vehicle looked over on a regular basis, and never attempt to drive a vehicle that has compromised brakes.
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