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Pipe and brake fluid



 
 
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Old October 1st 12, 12:00 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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I'm intending making a modification to my cars clutch master cylinder,
as in adding a more accessible reservoir, which will need to be linked
to the original by a pipe. Are there any flexible pipes to be wary of
using with hydraulic fluid?

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Old October 1st 12, 12:17 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"Harry Bloomfield" wrote in message
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I'm intending making a modification to my cars clutch master cylinder, as
in adding a more accessible reservoir, which will need to be linked to the
original by a pipe. Are there any flexible pipes to be wary of using with
hydraulic fluid?


yup, most designed for water i guess,

Someone on the bike group did this not long ago, used some small bore hose
he found in the garage,
next day the hose was 'sweating' brake fluid,

i remember the VW beetle has a remote resovoir for the brake master
cylinder, that had some blue cloth covered flexi hose between the 2, so you
should be able to get brake fluid rated hose from a VW dealer... or any of
the thousand of specialist VW parts places,

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Old October 1st 12, 12:19 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Pipe and brake fluid

I'm intending making a modification to my cars clutch master cylinder,
as in adding a more accessible reservoir, which will need to be linked
to the original by a pipe. Are there any flexible pipes to be wary of
using with hydraulic fluid?


Use a flexible brake or clutch hose.

Mike
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Old October 1st 12, 12:22 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Pipe and brake fluid

On 01/10/2012 11:00, Harry Bloomfield wrote:
I'm intending making a modification to my cars clutch master cylinder,
as in adding a more accessible reservoir, which will need to be linked
to the original by a pipe. Are there any flexible pipes to be wary of
using with hydraulic fluid?

Try one of these readymade:

http://morrisminorspares.co.uk/shop/...roducts_id=428

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Old October 1st 12, 02:13 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Pipe and brake fluid

I'd be a bit wary about this sort of mod. Would it affect MOT?

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"Harry Bloomfield" wrote in message
. uk...
I'm intending making a modification to my cars clutch master cylinder, as
in adding a more accessible reservoir, which will need to be linked to
the original by a pipe. Are there any flexible pipes to be wary of using
with hydraulic fluid?


yup, most designed for water i guess,

Someone on the bike group did this not long ago, used some small bore hose
he found in the garage,
next day the hose was 'sweating' brake fluid,

i remember the VW beetle has a remote resovoir for the brake master
cylinder, that had some blue cloth covered flexi hose between the 2, so
you should be able to get brake fluid rated hose from a VW dealer... or
any of the thousand of specialist VW parts places,



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Old October 1st 12, 03:03 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Pipe and brake fluid

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Harry Bloomfield wrote:
I'm intending making a modification to my cars clutch master cylinder,
as in adding a more accessible reservoir, which will need to be linked
to the original by a pipe. Are there any flexible pipes to be wary of
using with hydraulic fluid?


I would ask why? Clutch hydraulics don't usually ever need topping up. If
it is leaking, it will only get worse.

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Old October 1st 12, 03:24 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Pipe and brake fluid

Dave Plowman (News) laid this down on his screen :
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Harry Bloomfield wrote:
I'm intending making a modification to my cars clutch master cylinder,
as in adding a more accessible reservoir, which will need to be linked
to the original by a pipe. Are there any flexible pipes to be wary of
using with hydraulic fluid?


I would ask why? Clutch hydraulics don't usually ever need topping up. If
it is leaking, it will only get worse.


Master cylinder + reservoir is difficult to check, located above the
pedal in the cabin and slave has a reputation of failing, so my plan is
to fit a second reservoir feeding the original one, but in a more
accessible location under the bonnet.

It is not presently an issue.

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Harry (M1BYT) (L)
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Old October 1st 12, 06:42 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Pipe and brake fluid

Master cylinder + reservoir is difficult to check, located above the
pedal in the cabin and slave has a reputation of failing, so my plan
is to fit a second reservoir feeding the original one, but in a more
accessible location under the bonnet.

It is not presently an issue.


JOOI do you intend to report this modification to your insuror?
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Old October 1st 12, 08:39 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Pipe and brake fluid

Robin wrote:
Master cylinder + reservoir is difficult to check, located above the
pedal in the cabin and slave has a reputation of failing, so my plan
is to fit a second reservoir feeding the original one, but in a more
accessible location under the bonnet.

It is not presently an issue.


JOOI do you intend to report this modification to your insuror?


Would you need to?

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Old October 1st 12, 09:33 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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JOOI do you intend to report this modification to your insuror?

Would you need to?


Most insurance companies require you to tell them about any
modifications or non-standard accessories. They often exclude from this
sound equipment and immobilisers. OTOH they may well want to know about
DVD players and satnavs (which affect eg the risks of theft from the
car). If you don't tell them they may not be able to deny a claim (if
the claim has nothign to do with the modification). But IIRC the
general principle of insurance is "utmost good faith" and this applies
before and after the contract - in other words you have a duty to tell
them about anything which might affect the risks they have insured.

I don't know enough about cars to say what if any effect a secondary
reserve for clutch fluid might have on risks. It did occur to me that a
load more hydraulkic fluid under the bonnet where it gets warm (at
least) and where, if it leaks, it can hit really hot metal might just
possibly be seen as an additional risk
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