Brake Master and Reservoir Hoses...

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Brake Master and Reservoir Hoses...

Post by mexico074 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:21 pm

Maybe it's just me, but I seem to be having a hard time stopping leaks from the
hoses leading from the brake fluid reservoir to the brake master cylinder..

Interestingly, the new brake master I bought from Vicks came supplied with
the smaller diameter nipples. The brake fluid reservoir has larger diameter
nipples attached to it. In fact, it looks like the smaller nipples need a 5mm
hose, while the reservoir nipples need a 7mm hose.. Has anyone else noticed
this as well, or is it just me??

The original nipples supplied on my '84 Pinin are the larger diameter and seem
to be the same size as the reservoir nipples, so theoretically, the larger cloth
braided silicone 7mm hose should work fine. The problem is these old nipples
do not seem to be seating in the brake master rubber grommets very tightly..

I suppose I will need to use really small hose clamps if I go with the smaller
diameter nipples on the brake master and the 7mm hose. Any ideas what size hose clamps to
use and where to get them?? I also noticed that no one sells the larger
diameter brake master nipples.. Perhaps someone else knows of a source?

Is there a different alternative or solution?


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Re: Brake Master and Reservoir Hoses...

Post by LANCIAHF » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:14 pm

Ask Vicks for the correct nipples and you can buy the correcty hoses here. ... Late-7mm-/

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