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Old 08 May 2009, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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brake pipes.....................

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been told by local mechanic (who is replacing my brake discs on my 97 wagon) that my brake pipes are corroded and need replacing. Can anyone tell me if this is a big and/or expensive job/
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Old 08 May 2009, 08:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: brake pipes.....................

the hoses you need,will cost in the region of 40/50,put some braided ones on n job done
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Old 08 May 2009, 11:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the hoses you need,will cost in the region of 40/50,put some braided ones on n job done
Is they much difference with Braided ones Ed dont know much about them? and whats the difference they dont expand when fluid gets hot is it?
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Re: brake pipes.....................

Got goodridge braided hoses on mine an if im honest didnt notice any difference when i fitted em,though a mate lee who`s building/built the mk2 cossie has run braided hoses throughout on both his last cars from the master cylinder.


In theory they just cant expand for the braiding,theres clear pipe over the braiding aswell which stops it corroding-were polishing bk box other wk an cleaned a bit of crap off the brake hose an it were like new underneath-bin on 6yr metal pipe where it connects to callipers rusting quite bad though.
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Got goodridge braided hoses on mine an if im honest didnt notice any difference when i fitted em,though a mate lee who`s building/built the mk2 cossie has run braided hoses throughout on both his last cars from the master cylinder.


In theory they just cant expand for the braiding,theres clear pipe over the braiding aswell which stops it corroding-were polishing bk box other wk an cleaned a bit of crap off the brake hose an it were like new underneath-bin on 6yr metal pipe where it connects to callipers rusting quite bad though.
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Re: brake pipes.....................

i found they made a huge difference to mine, much less play on the pedal after they were fitted, wether it was a case of they needed bleeding before hand or the fact i had new pads i don't know, but def felt more responsive, even if i did cook the pads a week later lol
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Old 11 May 2009, 02:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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cheers guys thanks for the advice - have invested in a set of braided hoses and getting them fitted next week.
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Old 22 May 2009, 07:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: brake pipes.....................

hi guys
had my discs done - couldn't get the braided hoses done cos mechanic says rthe actual pipes they attach to (?) are too weak ie corroded. He says replacing these pipes is a big job as they need to be made from copper and something tubing.
How big a job is this? Is it going to cost me an arm and a leg?

Would appreciate any help
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Old 22 May 2009, 09:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: brake pipes.....................

the brakelines actually run inside the car,so i fail to see how they can be as bad as your mechanic says,if its just around the "nipples" that are corroded,the pipe can be cut,re fitted with an extension added to it..
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Re: brake pipes.....................

As Ed said above^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 22 May 2009, 10:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: brake pipes.....................

thanks for that guys - will seek a second opinion!!
BTW - have recently added a Magnex oval backbox (sounds great!) and a Pipercross filter: noticable difference!!!
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and so the power tuning begins!!!!....
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thanks to all about pipes, my scoob just failed its mot on discs pads and pipes got the discs and pads but need some pipes, any ideas where to get them? cheers
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a decent factors group should do em bud,if not try here >> Sorensen Road Sport

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Re: brake pipes.....................

you can make your own pipes very easily, its connecting to old ones that are a pain so replacing them is easy,
You can normally keep the old ends and just replace the pipes for some copper, the flare tools are cheap and the pipes easy to bend,
If you do them yourself just take your time and do a pipe at a time, the gear will cost you about 50 quid inc flare tool,
you would then have to bleed the system completely,
its not as hard as you think
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