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Old 20-02-2017, 10:28 AM   #1
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Has Anyone Fitted DHK019 Black Diamond Braided Hoses?

Waiting for my calipers to come back from Bigg Red after a refurb, I decided to buy some braided hoses as the rubber hoses were cut to release the calipers.

The fitting at the chassis end (not the caliper) looks very, very different to what is there now and the hoses came with no fitting instructions.

Has anyone used this product? If you have any photos of the installation, I'd appreciate it!
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Old 20-02-2017, 11:46 AM   #2
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Any pics? I wonder if someone's run new lines and replaced with alternative fittings...
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Old 20-02-2017, 03:58 PM   #3
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Will grab some pics and post them up, later. The car looks standard/ same as my Haynes manual.

The fittings at the end of the hoses are enormous in comparison.

May just be a case of needing to stripping the old hose at the chassis end (soaking in WD40 at the moment) and taking a look and maybe it'll make sense!?

This is what my car looks like:



This is what is in the Haynes manual (albeit much cleaner and upside down):



And these are the hoses:





I assume I am going to (hopefully) get that nut undone on the copper line and that will release the old rubber hose and reveal a fitting that can go inside the 'large' fitting in the picture of the new lines. I guess I then lock the new hoses in place in the old spring clip using the nuts on the outside.

I don't seem to have fitting instructions and have never had to do this before!

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Old 20-02-2017, 04:45 PM   #4
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ahh they're like the old Goodridge fittings (probably are just with a different sticker)

remove the old hoses, discard the metal clip, fit the new hose to the caliper then fit it to the shell and nip the nut up, fit the steel pipe back in.

I much prefer the exact or mocal fittings, though I made my own brake lines from stuff I got from Torques.co.uk and they work with standard fittings.


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Old 20-02-2017, 05:40 PM   #5
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Why do I feel like that brake pipe union nut/ clip is going to fight me?

Will leave it soaking in WD40 a few more days, I reckon.

So, basically; undo that nut holding the spring clip on and it should all become clear?

Thanks Welshpug Those other fittings do look a little more self-explanatory!
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Old 20-02-2017, 09:12 PM   #6
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Yeah, it'll all make sense once the old lines are off

Definitely keep soaking, worth investing in a brake union spanner too.
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Old 22-02-2017, 09:14 AM   #7
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Had an epiphany in bed the other night and ordered the spanner... Hopefully that avoids rounding!

The calipers have been with Bigg Red for almost 3 weeks now as the brake nipples sheared and I rounded the first hose (hence cutting that off and going straight to cutting on the other side).

I am no stranger to rusty parts fighting me!
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