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#1 Humboldt

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

Back in 2010 there was a thread  in which Quick510 suggested an Ebay link  [ http://www.ebay.com/...b94b#shpCntId ]  that I just followed for a line from Clutch Master cylinder to slave cylinder. It is for a 240sx, but it seems that Ratsun members have successfully used them.

 

I am trying to avoid the whole steel tubing cut flare, etc. The link is for First1Racing out of China and it is for a 52" braided steel flexible line for $35 OBO w/free shipping. If anyone has used these, is this the standard thread on either end for stock 510 Master and Slave cylinders?

Any issues?

That junction between short rubber slave hose and steel hose back to Master is giving me grief!

 



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:36 PM

Back in 2010 there was a thread  in which Quick510 suggested an Ebay link  [ http://www.ebay.com/...b94b#shpCntId ]  that I just followed for a line from Clutch Master cylinder to slave cylinder. It is for a 240sx, but it seems that Ratsun members have successfully used them.

 

I am trying to avoid the whole steel tubing cut flare, etc. The link is for First1Racing out of China and it is for a 52" braided steel flexible line for $35 OBO w/free shipping. If anyone has used these, is this the standard thread on either end for stock 510 Master and Slave cylinders?

Any issues?

That junction between short rubber slave hose and steel hose back to Master is giving me grief!

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 08:40 PM

Contact a member here named hosestop.

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#4 Stoffregen Motorsports

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:36 AM

I don't like to run steel braided line in place of a hard line. The flexible hose can get kinked or wear from rubbing on things.

 

I know a lot of racers use SS hose throughout their cars, but I don't think it's a good idea.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:03 AM

I got a braided clutch line from hosestop, he is a good dude.  However I still have the stock hard line from the MC to now braided slave hose.  

 

Not the same but just want to vouch for hosestop.  

 

 

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:46 PM

Hosestop lines over 10 years old.
No issues.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:17 AM

Depending on the type of SS hose used, they could last a very long time. PTFE hose or hose with a teflon core will last many, many years in that application.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:14 AM

I would think a flexible stainless steel hose the entire length of the solid steel you are replacing would have a bit more flex, or expansion under pressure, and may use up some travel available at the slave cylinder.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:31 AM

In theory, you're right. I doubt anyone could ever discern a difference though.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:45 AM

Agree on the expansion. I wouldn't do this for brake lines of any length.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:11 PM

On a clutch system, this wouldn't matter, it probably wouldn't even exist as there is no clamping and build up of pressure. The braking system, with a clamping force, would probably expand the hose.

 

I wonder if the teflon liner in the SS brake hose would help with expansion. It's certainly a better option than rubber hoses, but I wouldn't eliminate the hard line from the equation.



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 12:05 PM

The mysterious leak turns out to be coming from the master cylinder.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:00 PM

Dripping down the pedal on the inside?