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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: fitting new brake hoses
It's laudable to try and prevent the brake fluid running out but if you're going to all the trouble of replacing all the hoses, it's not much extra effort to bleed a bit of extra line length.
The big air bubbles form in the calipers, not the brake lines, so no extra grief accrues... it just takes a few seconds and another few ml of brake fluid. Get all the old fluid out, I say.
ABS unit is just part of the brake system... it gets purged by the bleeding process.
The clutch circuit will be fine if you don't pump the pedal. I took the m/cylinder right off on my old bus and the clutch wasn't affected at all.
If the solid pipe is knacked, it'll break rather than come undone. New brake pipe is really cheap, if you can face the 3-day job of replacing it (trying to feed it from wheel-arch to m/cylinder), so don't suffer with re-used, rounded and rusting rigid lines.
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