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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:47 pm 
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My reason for enquiring about these is because I wanted to replace all my clutch hydraulics with the most reliable items available as the car was to be used as a daily driver. I have heard that the plastic clutch hoses can expand under pressure, making gear changes more difficult as there will be less movement in the slave cylinder piston.
The stainless steel clutch hoses are now available for ALL MODELS from TDC Spares for £45 inc postage. Ordering details in the Club Members forum.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:36 pm 
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Is there a problem with the standard design of hose? On the 1500 I just used a copper pipe but with the Sprint conversion I have gone with the standard plastic pipe. Is this not going to last?

There can be several issues with the plastic pipe, with age the plastic can go brittle and crack, it can soften causing ballooning which cause lose of pressure at the peddle and if not routed correctly can rub through on the bulkhead or engine . over the years I've had all three of these happen although I admit the pipe that rubbed through was my fault as I routed it in such a way it was touching the bulkhead.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:13 am 
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I have never had a problem with the plastic type in the 40 years that my family has been driving 1500 dolomites so I do wonder how many people have suffered from this problem? The big problem I think most people have is getting all the air out of the system and wear in the linkage parts. Only recently did I discover how a small amount of wear in the clutch pedal linkage can cause the clutch not to fully disengage and when I was talking to a retired mechanic who used to work on dolomites he told me the garage he used to work in used to fit brass bushes in the pedal to take out the wear.


I have just found a photo of the clutch pedal wear that I discovered in one of my dolomites so I will attach that.
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The issue is more with the rubber types rather than the plastic. 1300 and 1500 have plastic I believe, whereas on the Sprint and 1850 OE had a rubber section which suffered aneurysm in old age!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:13 pm 
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I've seen a lot of plastic pipes that have worn through or have at least been rubbing on the bulkhead or suffered cracking or other damage. out of all the FWD's and OHV's I have either put back on the road or stripped only a handful have had plastic pipes that could be reused.

On some I have sleeved the pipe with rubber fuel hose to protect them.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:30 pm 
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The stainless steel clutch hoses are now available for ALL MODELS from TDC Spares for £45 inc postage. Ordering details in the Club Members forum.

Could you point me in the right direction to order one please, had a look in the members area and couldn't find it - Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:47 pm 
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https://forum.triumphdolomite.co.uk/vie ... 13&t=34566 :bluewave:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:34 am 
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Hoses now in stock, will be available at the MG & Triumph Show this weekend.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:18 pm 
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Just ordered via pay pal :) :) :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:00 am 
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Polite request: please do not order via PayPal, please order via the TDC Spares Team. We do accept PP as a payment method but you do need to go through our Spares Team. Thank you :)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:14 pm 
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Email sent regarding clutch hose


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:33 pm 
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Received from the club and very impressed with the quality and speed of delivery
Thanks👍👍


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:55 pm 
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:thumbsup: thanks for the feedback!

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