brake hose (update)

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at
Sun Nov 10 21:58:58 EST 2002


Your LR pictured hose obviously had an internal pending failure problem and
warrented replacement.  But your extrapolation of similar problems resulting
from external, enviromentally induced cracking of the  abrasion resistant
protective jacketing over the structurial cord which provides the pressure
capabilities to the internal fluid conductor, IMO is unwarrented, i.e.
without technical justification.  So, replace your hoses as you see fit and
for your own personal reasons, but your implied mandate to replace all hoses
at any specific time or mileage frame, I don't buy.


> From: Phil Rose <pjrose at>
> Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 18:08:06 -0500
> To: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at>
> Subject: brake hose (update)
> I guess this sucker is "broke" enough to warrant fixing?
> All the hoses were checked in July before a WG track event and seemed
> to be OK. However, when I began to mount snow tires last week, I
> discovered a deep crack in a front brakehose (along with evidence of
> seeping fluid). The other front hose was also found to be deeply
> cracked. Then yesterday in the course of replacing all 4 hoses...I
> found the shocker (see photo) in the left-rear. The right-rear hose
> showed no external evidence of problems, but of course it was
> replaced too.
> Needless to say, I advise paying close attention to your brake hoses,
> and please do plan to replace any 11 yr-old hoses (now!)--no matter
> how good they may "seem" to be.
> Phil
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> Rochester, NY
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