[V6-12v] Re: Stainless brake lines - what's the deal?

Warren Bell wbell at penncharter.com
Mon May 17 10:42:44 EDT 2004

I thought the deal with SS brake lines was that the inner hose was teflon and the teflon hose had 
much less give when put under pressure.  But since teflon is so much more "delicate" than the rubber 
hoses it had to be covered with something to protect it, hence the SS braid. Furthermore one of the 
problems with the braid is that dirt and grit can get inside of it and over time abrade the teflon hose 
causing it to fail. This I thought was the reason some hose manufacturers cover the braid in 'rubber' 
to further protect it.

But this is just my understanding and in no way can I really back any of this up with quotes or facts.


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