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#1 eric67

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:42 AM

Has anyone any experience using the one piece braided clutch hose that replaces the separate pipe and rubber hose? It looks like a simple solution but I'm wondering if there any drawbacks.

 

Thanks and regards,  Mark



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:47 AM

A solution to what?A one piece pipe would probably need securing to something.Steve...

#3 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:16 AM

The only drawbacks I can see are that you're using a flexible hose for the whole length rather than just part of the length so you may get more sponginess in the system although it's probably negligible, and it costs more.  On the other hand there's nothing really wrong with the original setup.



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:33 AM

I used one of these once and it's 1 less joint to worry about, you can swing it out the way easier when doing big jobs like engine out etc and it will last longer. The only drawback is that it doesn't look "in keeping"

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:07 AM

I use this set up, no problems.

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 05:21 PM

Some drawbacks I see with Braided Hoses is you can't crimp them off say when changing the Slave Cylinder, though, not too bad on a Clutch.

 

Another issue with them is it's difficult to assess their condition.



#7 eric67

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 08:19 PM

Many thanks for your comments. If the hose works well functionally, I am going to give it a try as I am hoping that by removing the rigid pipe it will give me more clearance to fit an early metal HS4 air filter box from a 998 auto where the inlet ‘snorkel’ would otherwise foul on the pipe.

 

I will report back with any issues.



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Posted 27 March 2020 - 09:39 AM

I use a braided one and no problems



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Posted 27 March 2020 - 10:33 AM

Some drawbacks I see with Braided Hoses is you can't crimp them off say when changing the Slave Cylinder, though, not too bad on a Clutch.

 

Another issue with them is it's difficult to assess their condition.

But you can lift the slave to the level of the master so you don't need a clamp  :genius:

 

(Don't think I've got to use that smilie before)

 

 

The Pre Verto variety doesn't need securing and a bit of extra "sponge" to the pedal would probably be a good thing - not that I've noticed any appreciable difference.



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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:22 AM

I had a metal HS4 air filter case and it fit on fine with the stock clutch pipe. Although the flexi hose would also make it easy to bleed, as you can raise up the slave to help get the bubbles out 

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:46 AM

Many thanks for posting the picture. I have seen very few examples of the metal filter so it is good to know that it can be made to fit with a metal pipe.

 

I was at first surprised that there was a difference in the orientation of the air inlet snorkel between the plastic and metal filters but makes sense when you think they were designed for an auto without the need for a clutch.

 

I have got the one piece hose on order so will progress with that for the time being.

 

Regards,  Mark






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