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Old 10-03-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Caliper change with braided brake lines??

Been asked how would you go about changing a caliper with braided hoses fitted. With standard rubber hoses you can obviously just clamp them to prevent fluid spill, but how would you do it with braided items?

I assume you could fit some sort of bung into the hose, or maybe there is enough give in them to be able to clamp them without damaging the braid???

Anyone??
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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You don't clamp them. Just remove your factory ones and put in the braided ones. Then bleed the system to get all the air out.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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Just let them drip, be quick, and then do a quality bleed.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:09 AM   #4
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rkneeshaw - Thats ok assuming you are just swapping, but I actually repaired mine myself so had my hose clamped for an hour or so. It was someone else who asked after I told them how to do it.

genuity - I didnt ask what you think I did.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #5
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Sorry! It was a long day and I totally misread it to be rubber lines.
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