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MOT and brake hoses

Hi All,

I had a search but only found a couple of decent threads

I am selling my 156 and somehow didn't notice the advisory for 2 brake hose issues:

rear hose cracked...
front hose CUT but no weave showing (!)

these sound a bit worrying and I was driving it like this for 6months...

I've finally had a lot of interest all in one week and one guy seems quite keen
I need to give the guy a fair warning and a fair discount I think for this.

how urgent is it, and most importantly how expensive at a local garage?
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I always thought any hose damage to be an instant fail

Can get braided kits for around 50 (9657adriana ) on eBay, probs cost that much just for the two lines at a dealers

Fitting should be around a couple of hours at a garage
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Hoses are I think rubber - steel braid - rubber layer or rubber - nylon braid - rubber with the steel or nylon braid doing most of the work of taking the pressure. If the cracking and cut aren't too bad then, just as yours wasn't, it isn't necessarily an MOT failure although as an advisory I would change them.

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