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Re: Brake lines, calipers, fluids

At 05:08 PM 3/16/98 -0500, Sachelle Babbar wrote:
>Is it possible for brake lines, calipers, and master cylinders on Audis to
>last the life of the car? How dependent is it on fluid? I flush my system
>about twice a year.

Flushing is essential; it gets rid of water which causes rust.

What lasts for the car lifetime:
Calipers - maybe.
Master cylinders - probably not.
Steel brake lines - probably.
Rubber brake hoses - NO!

SLM (who just replaced a brake hose w/a bubble in it this weekend......)

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