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D8501 [2002-N]
INDICATION of IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTIC: In the text of this Standard items enclosed by

Nissan Engineering Standard

Automobile Standard Parts

NES Specifications for Brake Tube Connectors

Remark: The units and numerical values in this Standard are SI units, and those given in { } in this Standard
are based on the conventional unit system and are appended for informative reference.

This Standard applies to specifications for NES D 8502 to D 8507 "Brake Tube Connectors" (hereafter
referredto as connectors) usedfor connectingautomobile hydraulicbrake piping.
2.1 Type
Connectorsshall be made from free-cuttingbrass rods and bars (hereafterreferredto as rod) which
~ are divided into two types as shown in Table 1.
Table 1 Type
Alloy Method of manufacture
Hot extruded, free-cutting brass rods BsBME2-N
and bars Made by hot extrusion

Cold drawn, free-cutting brass rods BsBMD2-N After hot extrusion, the material is cold
2nd bars drawn and lannealedl

2.2 Chemical composition

Refer to Table 2 for the chemical composition of the rods.
Table 2 Chemical composition (%)
Alloy Cu Pb Impurities
designation Fe Fe + Sn
57.0 to 61.0 1.8 to 3.7 0.7 max. 1.5 max. Remainder

2.3 Mechanical properties

Refer to Table 3 for the mechanical properties of the rods.
,1" Table 3 Mechanical properties
Tensile test Bending test
Alloy Hardness
designation Tensile strenth Elongation HR30T
Bending angle Inside radius
MPa {kgf/mm} %

BsBME2-N 343 {35} and over 15 and over 45 to 65 Double length of diameter
45 and side distance or opposite
BsBMD2-N 343 {35} and over 15 and over 50 to 70 side distance.

Remark: Bending portion of the rod shall not exhibit surface cracks when subjected the bending test.

2.4 Aging crack test

Rods must not exhibit surface cracks when subjected to the aging crack test per the method
described in Item 6.5.

2.5 Surface conditions and internal defects

The surface of the bars must be free from cracks and other harmful defects.
Rods must be free from such internal defects as cracks, blow holes, and oxides rolled into them.
Remark: Internal defects are to be tested for per Item 6.8.

Connectorsare to be machinedfrom bars or rods.

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Connectors are classified into two types by the number of joints, e.g. 2-way and 3-way joints, and divided
further into six types by the appearance as shown in Table 4.
Table 4 Connector types
Code Part number NES Standard number Method of attachment
2A 24-63640 08502 Bolted
2-Way Joint
(2 WAY) 2B 24-63641 08503 Staked to Bracket C)
3A 24-62340 08504 Bolted

3B 24-63130 08505 Staked to Bracket C)

3-Way Joint
(3 WAY) 3C 24-63131 08506
3D 24-63132 08507

Notes: (1) After insertion into the steel bracket hole, stake the connector projection to firmly secure it to the

5.1 Appearance
The entire connector must be free from cracks and harmful defects. The interior of the connector f\ d
must be clean and free from foreign material.

The tube seat surfaces must be smooth and free from flaws that could cause fluid leaks.

5.2 Shape and dimensions

Refer to Item 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, and the specific connector standard (NES D 8502 to NES D 8507
inclusively) for the connector configuration and dimensions.

5.3 Thread engagement and tube seat configuration

Refer to NES D 2610 (Specifications of Flared Tube Joints) Item 7.2, type 1, 4.76 (code number
FLR-21) for the female tube seat and thread engagement for the connector.
5.4 Thread
Refer to NES D 1402 (Metric Screw Thread) for the Grade 2 thread requirements.

5.5 Eccentricity between tube seat surface and thread

The eccentricity between the tube seat and the threads shall not exceed 0.1 mm.
5.6 Pressure resistance

The connector shall not burst or leak when a hydraulic pressure of 34.3 MPa {350 kgf/cm2} is
applied to the interior of the connector and maintained for five minutes per the test method
described in Item 6.6 "Pressure resistance test".

5.7 Air-tightness
Connectors must not leak air when an air pressure 294 MPa {3.0 kgf/cm2} is applied to its interior for
10 seconds per the test method described in Item 6.7 "Air-tight test" .

5.8 Hardness
Connectors must meet the requirements specified in Table 3 when their hardness is measured by
the method described in Item 6.3.

5.9 Aging test

Connectors must not developsurfacecracks when subjectedto the aging test describedin item 6.5.
Howeverthis test does not apply to the staked portion of code 2A, 28 and 38 connectors.

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6.1 Chemical componentsanalysis test
The JIS H 1211-1967(Methods for ChemicalAnalysis of Brass) shall be referredto for the details of
chemical componentsanalysis test.
6.2 Tensile test
The JIS Z 2241-1968 (Method of tensile test for metallic materials) shall be referred to for the details
of tensile test. No.4 test pieces specified in the JIS Z 2201-1968 (Test pieces for tensile test for
metallic materials) and taken in the longitudinal direction of rods shall be used in this case.
The value of elongation shall be that of breaking elongation, which will be obtained by measuring
gauge length when two breaking pieces of a test piece are joined together with their respective
center lines aligned. However, elongation shall be recorded only when a test piece is broken at Part
A specified in 6.13 of the JIS Z 2201-1968.
6.3 Hardness test
The J IS Z 2245-1998 (Rockwell hardness test-Test method) shall be referred to for the details of
hardness test with hardness measured by a 30T scale. Hardness shall be measured along a circle
plotted by points positioned at 1/3 of the distance from the circumference of the cross section of a
bar to the center.

6.4 Bending test

~ The JIS Z 2248-1969 (Method of bend test for metallic materials) shall be referred to for the details
of bending test.
NO.2 test pieces specified in the JIS A 2204-1969 (Bend test pieces for metallic materials) and taken
in the longitudinal direction of rods shall be used in this case.

6.5 Aging test

A test piece or connector cut off from a rod in length of 75 mm shall be immersed in a aqueous
solution of mercury nitrate (2) for 15 minutes before it is checked by the naked eye if it is cracked on
the surface.
Note (2): A aqueous solution of mercurous nitrate containing 100g of mercury nitrate and 13 ml of
nitric acid (specific gravity: 1.42) per litre shall be used at the ordinary temperature.
6.6 Pressure resistance test
A pressure resistance test shall be conducted by fastening a brake tube provided with a flared pipe
joint assembly and a brake hose fitted with copper packing as shown in Table 5 to a connector at
clamping torques shown in Table 5 before the NR3 brake fluid specified in the NES M 5055 (Brake
Fluid, Non-Petroleum Base-Automotive) is used for keep applying a hydraulic pressure of 34.3 MPa
{350 kgf/cm2} to the interior of the connector for five minutes to see if a fluid leak and other
abnormal matters take place in the connector body and joint.
Table 5
Clamping torque
~ Counterpart
N m {kgf ml
Tube: BUD-Z6. 4.76 specified in NES M 2023
Brake tube Flared part: FLR-01 specified in NES D 2620 9.8 {1.0}

Nut: 87-11140 specified in NES D 2611

External thread type: screw M10X 1.0-2
Brake hose 14.7 {1.5}
Copper packing: 46237 A 4600

6.7 Air-tight test

The end of part of thread engagement of a connector shall be sealed by a suitable method before an
air pressure of 294 KPa {3.0 kgf/cm2} is applied to the interior of the connector for 10 seconds to
see if air leaks out from the connector body.

6.8 Internal defect test

The tail end (3) of a bar produced by hot extrusion shall be cut cross-sectionally in thickness of 2
mm and the surface on one side shall be finished carefully with polishing paper before the piece is
drawn to a spherical surface with an inside radius of 30 mm with this surface turned outside to
observe the test surface on the outside with a magnifying glass of 10 magnifications to see if cracks,
blow holes and oxides rolled on the surface.
Note (3): A copper elongation maker will mark the tail end of bars by carving when bars are hot

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Connectors shall be inspected by the methods described in 6. and come up to the standard specified in 5. and
the respective part Standards D 8502 to D 8507.
However, the parties concerned shall agree upon the details of the size of a lot, an inspection system and the
method of criterion.

Connectors shall be identified by part number. Also the abbreviated name and code may be added to the part
number in that order.
Example: 24-63640 CONN.. -BRAKE TUBE, 2A

Applicable Standards:
NES D 2610 Specifications of Flared Tube Joints
NES D 2611 Nuts-Flared, Inverted

NES D 2620 Specifications for Flared & Bulged Tube Ends

NES D 1402 Metric Screw Threads
NES M 5055 Brake Fluid, Non-Petroleum Base-Automotive

NES M 2023 Double Wall Welded Steel Tubes

JIS H 3250-2000 Copper and copper alloy rods and bars

JIS H 1211-1967 Methods for Chemical Analysis of Brass
JIS Z 2241-1968 Method of Tension Test for Metallic Materials

JIS Z 2201-1968 Tensile Test Pieces for Metallic Materials

JIS Z 2250-1971 Method of Rockwell Superficial Hardness Test T Scales

JIS Z 2248-1969 Method of Bend Test for Metallic Materials

JIS Z 2204-1969 Bend Test Pieces for Metallic Materials

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