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Old 07-06-2010, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Don't waste your money on different hoses for the front. The outside diameter of the hose is not an indicator of its ability to supply "clamping force". You only need to replace them if they are split/damaged/kinked/leaking etc..

The ID of the hose will determine the amount of fluid the hose will flow. I doubt that the different size hoses would flow such a substantially different amount that you could notice anything from side to side or front to rear.

Smaller ID of the hose will NOT increase the pressure at the caliper.

A smaller bore master cylinder will increase the pressure at the slave/caliper/wheel cylinder, compared to a larger bore master at the expense of volume of fluid displaced.

If your brakes are still "spongy", there is still air in the system somewhere.

Thanks Steve, got it together this past weekend. At least it does not look hokie anymore. I got it out tonight and still spongy. Do i need to bench bleed the master? Any one north have a power bleeder and some time? Maybe that will work. I got speed bleeders and is a nice item but dont think it worked as well as i had heard or hoped. Next step.....

Find a power bleeder and try that. Unless i need to bench bleed it.

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