Clutch hydraulic line - Expereince? solutions?
Does anybody have any experience with brands of new hydraulic clutch lines with the quick-disconnect fitting? I've rebuilt my clutch and decided to purchase a new clutch hydraulic line ($55, ouch). This is the Perfection brand. But the plastic collar around the quick-disconnect fitting looks awfully flimsy. I don't know if I have a lot of confidence it's going to do its disconnect trick if I have to pull the tranny 50K miles from now. So did I just blow $55? Has anybody else bought a different brand that seemed more substantial?
My old one wasn't even leaking. The only problem was that the white plastic collar of the quick-disconnect fitting was all boogered up. It wasn’t easy to get off this time. (“Quick-disconnect”, my hind-end!) I was afraid it might be impossible to remove If I should need to replace the line or pull transmission again for any reason. (This is my first time installing a new clutch, so maybe if something didn't go right and I have to pull again ...) If that happens, I don't want to have to cut the line and install new slave cylinder just because I can't remove the stupid fitting. So I figured better to bite the bullet now.
Does anybody know any innovative tricks for getting the line off if the collar has collapsed? I wonder if anybody has found any sort of common collar shaped object that could function as a substitute - or hopefully an improvement.