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... can you use a brake hose clamp on braided hoses (Goodridge)???

Need to swap out a rear caliper at some stage (seized handbrake mechanism) and wanted to lose as little fluid as poss in the process. Makes bleeding quicker.




When I fitted them I clamped the original hose, removed the caliper from the end and fitted new hose to the caliper. Then as quickly as I could removed the old hose from the fixed pipe (had already loosened them), blocked the end with a well-placed latex-glove-covered-finger and then screwed the new hose back on and nipped up the pipe nut. Refitted caliper and tightened the fixed pipe end after re-aligning the hose.
 

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Good question:thumbup:

I would have thought yes, it's only an outer covering of plaited wire with normal brake hose underneath, but I don't know for definite.:biglaugh:

Someone will be along shortly to blow me out of the water:lol:
 

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I wouldn't risk it.

If the pedal pressed is pressed the hole between the master cylinder & the reservoir will be closed, so fluid can't enter the system. You can get the same effect by blocking off the breather hole in the reservoir cap - easiest way is to remove the cap, place a piece of a plastic bag over the top of the reservoir & screw the cap back into place.
 

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I've had my hoses changed at a workshop.
They don't bother clamping it at all.
The reservoir was not opened and not much fluid came out as I thought it was going to be.
Afterwards just bled normally.
 

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I wouldn't risk it.

If the pedal pressed is pressed the hole between the master cylinder & the reservoir will be closed, so fluid can't enter the system. You can get the same effect by blocking off the breather hole in the reservoir cap - easiest way is to remove the cap, place a piece of a plastic bag over the top of the reservoir & screw the cap back into place.
Done the plastic bag thing before, but that was on old cars many years ago, can't see it being any different with present day cars.

The brake pedal being held down I quoted was from the article I put in the post, but I'm sure I've seen it done either on the TV or a YouTube video.
 

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Thanks. I had a feeling it wasn't a great idea .. and I've used the plastic over the reservoir many times before. But with Alfa having ABS, you don't want air in that or it can be a pain to re-bleed, so I'll just have to work quickly, although being a rear caliper is probably less risk.

Thanks .. appreciate the feedback!
 

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The brake pedal being held down I quoted was from the article I put in the post, but I'm sure I've seen it done either on the TV or a YouTube video.
EricTheCarGuy on his Youtube channel tried it, and it seemed to work out pretty well.. Small amount of spillage when first cracked the lines as it was under pressure, but once that small volume has been displaced there wasn't any productive dripping/leaking..
 

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EricTheCarGuy on his Youtube channel tried it, and it seemed to work out pretty well.. Small amount of spillage when first cracked the lines as it was under pressure, but once that small volume has been displaced there wasn't any productive dripping/leaking..
That's where I'll have seen it then :thumbup: I subscribe to his channel. Cheers.
 
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