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Brake Booster Hose Question

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by christopher, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. christopher

    christopher Formula 3

    Nov 29, 2003
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    Ontario California
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    Christopher
    Hey fellow "F"-Chatters,

    Question: The Brake Power Booster hosing (from frt. power booster to rear engine manifold), should the hosing be liken to a higher pressure? Should the wall tickness be important? I found something similar,and was wondering if I can use it. If not, anyone know where I can get the approved hosing. It's exterior is braided, anyone know how much I'll need?

    Thanks fory your help.

    Chris.
     
  2. Glassman

    Glassman F1 World Champ
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    On my 308 I used napa weatherhead hose. It works ok for me. I bought 16 Feet and had some left over that I used for the heater hoses in front.
     
  3. don_xvi

    don_xvi F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I can only guess how much work it is to replace. As such, I'd make sure (through the vendor/manufacturer as needed) that it's vacuum rated! I'd hate to go through all that just to find that it collapsed after a couple of years because it wasn't vacuum rated. No detailed suggestions, sorry.
     
  4. christopher

    christopher Formula 3

    Nov 29, 2003
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    Thanks to all that replied!

    Appreciate your help.

    Chris.
     
  5. Morrie

    Morrie Karting

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Sarasota/Asheville
    My tech discovered that someone had used old heater hose on mine. He replaced it with braided. I don't have it back yet, but I'm told the brakes are greatly improved.
     
  6. enzoferrariphil

    enzoferrariphil Karting

    Oct 26, 2004
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    Philip Ponzio
    It is not a fun job , So do it once. The hose you are looking for is vacuum booster hose.braided on the outside ,reinforced with steel on the inside. any other rubber hose will collapse over time.
     

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