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eBay SS Brake lines - anybody bought these? by NetCam
Started on: 01-04-2014 11:58 PM
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Last post by: theogre on 01-05-2014 12:21 PM
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Report this Post01-04-2014 11:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wondering if anybody has tried these brake lines and what their thoughts are on the quality

Thanks in advance!
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Report this Post01-05-2014 01:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BansheeClick Here to visit Banshee's HomePageClick Here to Email BansheeSend a Private Message to BansheeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I purchased them and they look like others. THey have plastic around braid. Will take some pictures tomorrow.
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Report this Post01-05-2014 02:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
yup, work great

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Report this Post01-05-2014 05:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AL87Click Here to Email AL87Send a Private Message to AL87Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've been wanting to order a set but there's something weird. the person selling these doesn't list that he sells them in different colors.
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Report this Post01-05-2014 08:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 85 SE VIN 9Click Here to Email 85 SE VIN 9Send a Private Message to 85 SE VIN 9Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I bought a set of the stainless braided hoses from TFS, but didn't use them because, after sending the order, I found posts that point out that these one-size-fits-all "better idea" hoses really don't and aren't. Standard rubber hoses are of significantly different lengths, no doubt this set that "fits" your car consists of four identical, short plastic tubes with stainless steel braid around them. The rubber hoses also have lines on them to make it possible to assure they are not twisted. Their connection blocks are much larger for a better connection.

The original post I found was on a Jaguar forum, but since then there have been a number of Fiero owners complaining of stainless hoses breaking and leaking, some in very similar locations.







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I've had some on mine for a few years, no problems at all.
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Originally posted by 85 SE VIN 9:
I bought a set of the stainless braided hoses from TFS, but didn't use them because, after sending the order, I found posts that point out that these one-size-fits-all "better idea" hoses really don't and aren't. Standard rubber hoses are of significantly different lengths, no doubt this set that "fits" your car consists of four identical, short plastic tubes with stainless steel braid around them. The rubber hoses also have lines on them to make it possible to assure they are not twisted. Their connection blocks are much larger for a better connection.

The original post I found was on a Jaguar forum, but since then there have been a number of Fiero owners complaining of stainless hoses breaking and leaking, some in very similar locations.

For one thing, "Square end" cannot rotate, causing leaks. Fiero banjo bolts use low torque and easy for universal ends to get loose.
Use rubber hoses that meets newer SAE J1401 standard.

See http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/129208.html

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