<VV> Blocked brake hose

Jay Maechtlen jaysplace at laserpubs.com
Tue Oct 17 12:47:35 EDT 2017

On 10/17/2017 6:26 AM, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs wrote:
> ### My experience is in the UK of course, which might be different. 
> When I worked in a main dealership in the mid-70's this problem was 
> not known. I THINK (although I don't have the facts) that the 
> manufacturers started 'lining' the hoses about in the 90's, and that's 
> when this problem first appeared, or it did when those hoses got a bit 
> older.
> Even a perfectly healthy brake master cylinder (unlike a clutch master 
> cyl) never goes anywhere near full travel in normal use, so you never 
> know what is lurking at the bottom of the bore! I've heard of a number 
> of cars where somebody has worked on the brakes & bled the system, 
> then a little while later their brakes have failed because they've 
> pressed the pedal all the way down when bleeding.

which is why we should at least open it up and clean it out every brake 
job or three.
even if the same parts go back in!

As far as the hoses - I don't recall for sure, but think that was 
covered in my automotive technology classes in '74-'75.
Jay Maechtlen
'61 2-dr modified w/fiberglass skin,
transverse 3.8 Buick V6 TH440T4 trans

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