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Ahwahnee
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: The most underrated, forgotten about, neglected maintenance jobs Reply with quote

epowell wrote:
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Brake fluid replacement every 2 years


How often do the rubber hoses need replacing.


Very hard to say. I finally replaced my 35 year old brake hoses last year - when I cut the old ones apart to inspect they looked just fine.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 12:45 am    Post subject: Re: The most underrated, forgotten about, neglected maintenance jobs Reply with quote

Ahwahnee wrote:
epowell wrote:
Abscate wrote:
Brake fluid replacement every 2 years


How often do the rubber hoses need replacing.


Very hard to say. I finally replaced my 35 year old brake hoses last year - when I cut the old ones apart to inspect they looked just fine.


Rubber from the old days was great stuff. I wonder what they changed in rubber production that has resulted in terrible rubber quality these days?

I changed my original rubber hoses 3 years ago and the last time I was at the State Tech exam he complained that the fitting for these hoses were a bit rusty. --- I wonder if it might work to carefully apply some rust remover to these fittings and try to clean off the rust. Then put a little bit of clean oil on them to keep the rust away?
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 1:40 pm    Post subject: Re: The most underrated, forgotten about, neglected maintenance jobs Reply with quote

epowell wrote:
Abscate wrote:
Brake fluid replacement every 2 years


How often do the rubber hoses need replacing.


not entirely clear, but 10-15 years is a good estimate

rubber hoses can be checked by squeezing
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