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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:37 am 
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I was changing the rear brake lines recently so I pinched the flexible hose with one of those plastic plier type things.

It certainly saved a lot of mess but I got to thinking, is this a good idea?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:55 am 
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It is much better than a pair of mole grips, having been in the motor trade all my life we used clamps all the time. Not just for brakes either, they are very usefull for fuel and water hoses as well :D So carry on with them.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:19 pm 
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I think you should buy them just like everybody else and not pinch them :D

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:33 pm 
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I think you should buy them just like everybody else and not pinch them :D
Love it :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:07 pm 
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I have used the technique before but as it has been given the thumbs up I will use it when I come to renew the petrol pipe rubber sections which is on the list of jobs to do. Well it will only leave one nearest the tank to do with petrol running up my arm.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 pm 
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I have used the technique before but as it has been given the thumbs up I will use it when I come to renew the petrol pipe rubber sections which is on the list of jobs to do. Well it will only leave one nearest the tank to do with petrol running up my arm.
To do the rearmost hose, have a 5/16" bolt handy, disconnect the hose from the pipe going forward and jam the bolt up it, then fit the new hose to the forward bit of pipe, pull the old hose (with bolt) off and quickly shove the new hose over the tank connector pipe.

But you knew that anyway, didn't you?

On the original subject, of course I use hose clamps and have done for 40 years! But I also use the slightly less efficient pipe blanks made from a union and a short piece of pipe, flattened in the vise and the end folded over, for cars with hard plastic "flexis" like Golf rears and of course, my own and many customers Goodrige hose equipped cars. They are also very usefull when replacing metal brake pipes!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:35 pm 
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If you press the brake pedal lightly, just enough so the master cylinder seal is past the reservoir outlet, then lock the brake pedal in place. I’ve found you can disconnect a pipe, initially a small squirt of fluid comes out to release the pressure, then the circuit has a vacuum as air cannot get in via the master cylinder, no dripping pipe!

This info was in a leading brand of abs block fitting instructions.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:28 pm 
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That's a good idea I have been using a plastic sheet over the master cylinder and screwing the lid down to hold the fluid back so any new tricks I am not too old to learn :wink:

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