Fiat Coupe Forum
- Founded by Kayjey & James Northam
- Funded by the Club for the benefit of all owners
Fiat Coupe Club UK
join the club
Fiat Coupe Forum
 
» Announced
    Posting images


» Related sites
    Main club site
    fiatcoupe.net


» External data
    owners listed
 
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 92 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics109,908
Posts1,305,591
Members2,806
Most Online546
Aug 30th, 2007
Top Posters(All Time)
barnacle 32,152
stan 32,098
Theresa 22,831
bockers 21,012
PeteP 19,093
JimO 17,908
Nigel 17,093
Jim_Clennell 16,328
Vickster 15,915
RSS Feeds
Club Events
Club Information
Track Events
Rolling Road/RWYB
Social Events
Non-UK Events
Coupé Related Chat
Coupé Spotting
Coupé News/Press
Buying/Selling Advice
Insuring a Coupé
Basic FAQ's
How to Guides
Forum Issues
Technical Problems
General Maintenance
Styling
Tuning
Handling
ICE and Alarm
Coupés for Sale
Coupés Wanted
Parts for Sale
Parts Wanted
Group Buys
Business Forum
Other Vehicles for Sale/Wanted
Other Items for Sale/Wanted
Haggling/Offers
Ebay links
Other Cars
Other Websites
General Chat
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 4 of 5 1 2 3 4 5
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall #155965
19/12/2006 16:12
19/12/2006 16:12
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 9,874
SW London
suba Offline
Je suis un Coupé
suba  Offline
Je suis un Coupé

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 9,874
SW London
I have the Gen 3 hoses on my car - free from Goodridge. I keep a VERY close eye on them though!


Rotary fun - 370 bhp per ton. GT30's are small you know?!??!?!?!
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall #155966
19/12/2006 17:38
19/12/2006 17:38
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,814
putting ex in the sh1tt3r
K
Kingpleb Offline
I AM a Coop
Kingpleb  Offline
I AM a Coop
K

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,814
putting ex in the sh1tt3r
I have my gen 3 hoses still at the bottom of my bed to go on at some point


Gone and sadly missed!
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall #155967
21/12/2006 16:26
21/12/2006 16:26

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



Braded hoses (like standard rubber ones) should run without any twisting, unfortunately they do not have the markers painted on them like rubber. They can sometimes also have a natural set (lay) due to the weave of the steel, this should also be taken into account. On motorbikes you can get plastic spiral wrap to protect the paint work (and braiding from fraying). Maybe this will help.

Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall #155968
22/12/2006 15:12
22/12/2006 15:12
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,814
putting ex in the sh1tt3r
K
Kingpleb Offline
I AM a Coop
Kingpleb  Offline
I AM a Coop
K

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,814
putting ex in the sh1tt3r
This is currently used on the goodridge mark3 hoses and isnt that thick so i would imagine in high contact areas may last a bit longer than 1 year of my kinda driving if the doughnuts werent used...


Gone and sadly missed!
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: Kingpleb] #286888
31/01/2007 22:58
31/01/2007 22:58

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



I can confirm I have been selling these ones on the Fiat Coupe for the last 6 months, sold several sets and had no reported problems on these at all

Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: Nigel] #287369
01/02/2007 15:46
01/02/2007 15:46

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



Sorry to drag this up again but I need some advice.

After a few weeks of trying, ie leaving messages etc, I managed to speak to Goodrich about this.

I told them the date of purchase and product code and they confirmed I had a set which had been recalled. Unfortuantley I was not the one that bought them, the previous owner did.

Anyway Goodrich told me that I was outside the period to get a replacement set. WTF!! I asked if they had a lifetime gaurantee, which they do. I then asked if they were fit for purpose, if they had been recalled, which they are not, so why won't they replace them?

They suggested incorrect fitting, but I said that they are fine at the moment so if they could send me a letter confirming they were fit for purpose I could then get the garage who fitted them to replace them. obviously they wouldnt do that.

Were do I stand as I wasn't the original purchaser?

They asked me to send them in so they can examine them, but I felt like I was being fobbed off.

Last edited by InsanitySauce; 01/02/2007 15:47. Reason: I was drunk in charge of a keyboard
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: ] #287381
01/02/2007 16:12
01/02/2007 16:12
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,814
putting ex in the sh1tt3r
K
Kingpleb Offline
I AM a Coop
Kingpleb  Offline
I AM a Coop
K

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,814
putting ex in the sh1tt3r
Who was the original purchaser?

I wasnt the original purchaser of mine but as H had bought them from AA Steve was super helpfull and i sent the set back to him and he chased goodridge down and got a replacement set and sent it back to me \:\)


Gone and sadly missed!
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: Kingpleb] #287400
01/02/2007 16:52
01/02/2007 16:52

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



A previous forum user got them from BGC motorsport, who then ordered them from goodrich - who sent them direct to the forum user.

How can something be out of time for a safety recall?

Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: ] #287402
01/02/2007 16:55
01/02/2007 16:55
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,814
putting ex in the sh1tt3r
K
Kingpleb Offline
I AM a Coop
Kingpleb  Offline
I AM a Coop
K

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,814
putting ex in the sh1tt3r
Ask BGC for help \:\)


Gone and sadly missed!
Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: johnnybravoturbo] #292838
08/02/2007 21:24
08/02/2007 21:24
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 103
Stockholm, Sweden
84jr0 Offline
On a journey
84jr0  Offline
On a journey

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 103
Stockholm, Sweden
Any of you guys hade a problem with too long hoses for the rear breaks?

This is how mine looks like:
http://www.orle.se/projekt/goodridge/1.jpg -> The shortest one. This is the one for the calliper.

http://www.orle.se/projekt/goodridge/2.jpg -> The tallest one.

http://www.orle.se/projekt/goodridge/3.jpg
http://www.orle.se/projekt/goodridge/4.jpg


Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: 84jr0] #328838
31/03/2007 01:53
31/03/2007 01:53

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



Had a problem with my brakes recently with the pedal being VERY spongy.

Took it to a local garage where they changed fluid, checked discs, pads etc....but couldnt find a problem.

Still the problem remained, so on my last service i got Paul at motormech to have a quick look, and guess what?..... braided hoses that had split.

Got it booked in to have them changed back to standard. I have still been driving around cause brakes havnt been too bad, but about 30 mins ago, a car slammed on his brakes in front of me, i slam on the brakes, and the f**kin pedal goes right to the floor but the cars got no intention of stopping!

Thank god there was nothing on the other side of the road cause i had to swerve to avoid the car infront. VERY SCARY guys....i cant recommend it enough! Get your hoses checked.

It's wierd how obsessed we get with making these cars go faster, but rarely think about how we are gonna make the bloody things stop again! LOL.

Last edited by otis_b; 31/03/2007 01:54.
Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: ] #328874
31/03/2007 02:35
31/03/2007 02:35
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,444
Kent Coast, smugglers paradise
Taz Offline
My job on the forum
Taz  Offline
My job on the forum

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,444
Kent Coast, smugglers paradise
exactly the reason why I removed my front braided hoses, they were well worn out after 2 years, even though I had fitted the donuts, the stainless had actually fatigued by flexing & cracking.

I've kept the rear ones on as they just don't suffer the horrendous duty at the fronts, but since i've upgraded the calipers & fitted new OEM hoses at the front, the pedal response is perfect. \:\)


The ONLY 2.4 LE smile

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Taz] #328889
31/03/2007 02:52
31/03/2007 02:52
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,662
Co Durham
P
Panic Offline
My life on the forum
Panic  Offline
My life on the forum
P

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,662
Co Durham
mine failed the mot 2 weeks ago on braided pipes. burst on way back to garage to get them changed!! \:o \:o




Alfa GT V6
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: Kingpleb] #365673
29/05/2007 18:57
29/05/2007 18:57

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



I had the same trouble as slim tim, luckily they it blew at the mot station \:\/
Replaced with original ones.

steve

Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: ] #365679
29/05/2007 19:11
29/05/2007 19:11
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,820
RIP 6000 posts
Doctorfrag Offline
My life on the forum
Doctorfrag  Offline
My life on the forum

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,820
RIP 6000 posts
My hose burst at 130mph \:\( , It was luck more than anything else that myself or anyone else wasnt killed.

I had only checked them 2 weeks ago when the car was MOT'd all looked absolutely fine. A visual inspection is not enough imo.

I've gone back to standard and they are nowhere as nice feeling as the braided hoses, but a life is a life....

Joe


EX 370bhp Coupe frown GT28RS, with lots toys frown
currently plastic rocket
Vx220 turbo stage 4 very fast!
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: Doctorfrag] #368273
02/06/2007 22:06
02/06/2007 22:06

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



Just had one of mine burst during an MOT, checked them last week when I changed my pads.

No sign of fraying or anything, but burst in the middle of the pipe.

Thank god it didn't happen when I was bedding my pads in \:s


paul

Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: ] #368500
03/06/2007 12:44
03/06/2007 12:44

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



how long have they been on the car?

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Panic] #384943
29/06/2007 12:34
29/06/2007 12:34
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 17,093
Staffordshire
Nigel Offline OP
Club member 123
Nigel  Offline OP
Club member 123
Forum veteran

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 17,093
Staffordshire
UPDATE

I'd forgotten to post here - sorry

This is NOT good news

My third generation braided hoses have failed - I've now burst three different types

Thankfully, they burst on the rollers at the MOT garage - the MOT chap was mortified, but Iceberg wasn't at all surprised and went round with a set of OE Fiat hoses.

This failure was the same as the type 2 hose - it fractured right next to the union on the suspension strut - clearly its the repeated flexing (and the angle of the flexing) that has caused the failure.

Goodridge have been out to see the car and what's left of the hose. They're re-designed the standard hose AND they've made a "type 5" hose that replaces the solid piupe from the caliper to the strut - its now using a flexi pipe all the way from the caliper to the flitch, going through a flexible mount on the strut.

Most importantly, it uses a 90 degree angle union coming out of the caliper, so the hose isn't pulled hard when on lock or suspension movement.

So, yet again, please, PLEASE will anyone running braided hoses (any make, not just Goodridge) check them, or have them checked STRAIGHT AWAY.

Its only through some immense good fortune and a modicum of driving skill that we haven't had a fatality.


[Linked Image]
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: ] #389460
06/07/2007 04:09
06/07/2007 04:09
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 189
Horsham
E
Elliot85 Offline
On a journey
Elliot85  Offline
On a journey
E

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 189
Horsham
Right,
I just bought a 20v turbo and it has braided hoses on it already. the brakes feel very spongy so i am going to check the hoses!!!

What exactly am i looking for and if they are fraid can i phone goodridge direct and ask for a set of 3rd gen ones and they will know what i mean??

Elliot


Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Kingpleb] #416168
16/08/2007 02:01
16/08/2007 02:01

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



im checking mine tomorra.!

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: ] #525559
20/01/2008 05:23
20/01/2008 05:23
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 841
Stoke on Trent, UK
Vinno Offline
Enjoying the ride
Vinno  Offline
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 841
Stoke on Trent, UK
I got a mechanic friend of mine to check my nearside wheel today because I could hear a knocking noise. He couldn't find what the noise is..but he did inform me of a hose in very bad condition, looks like the ones in the pictures.
Its a sobering thought to think that it could have gone at any moment.
I'm gonna get it sorted ASAP.

I read this thread months ago and didn't have the wits about me to go outside and check. May this be a lesson to me.



Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Vinno] #525855
20/01/2008 23:30
20/01/2008 23:30
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 17,093
Staffordshire
Nigel Offline OP
Club member 123
Nigel  Offline OP
Club member 123
Forum veteran

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 17,093
Staffordshire
There is some good news from this saga...

It would appear that Goodridge's 5th version is working.

I have checked my braided hoses repeatedly - there's no fraying, rubbing or any other kind of problem. Seems the one-piece solution with a flexi-mount on the suspension strut is what is needed

Anyone running braided hoses that stop at the suspension, then use a hard pipe to the caliper should ask Goodridge for a replacement


[Linked Image]
Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Nigel] #525982
21/01/2008 04:40
21/01/2008 04:40

1
13ad13oy
Unregistered
13ad13oy
Unregistered
1



Do you know if AA's are suppling sets again Nigel?

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Kingpleb] #526015
21/01/2008 08:47
21/01/2008 08:47

R
Redd
Unregistered
Redd
Unregistered
R



where can i buy these new 5th gen goodridge hoses?

redd

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Nigel] #526034
21/01/2008 12:34
21/01/2008 12:34
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 9,874
SW London
suba Offline
Je suis un Coupé
suba  Offline
Je suis un Coupé

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 9,874
SW London
That was exactly what I would have done designing them in the first place. They fatigue at the joint.

I now have custom Aeroquip hoses on my car - they are infinately better made than Goodridge. I can get them made up for about 10 quid a hose at a place 5 mns drive from me for about a tenner a hose. (they could easily do a hose kit for the coupe if there was interest.)

There is no way in hell I would ever use goodridge again (5 tries to get it right!?!??!?!??! ). In fact I went back to rubber hoses after goodridge gen 3 hoses were not up to the job.


Rotary fun - 370 bhp per ton. GT30's are small you know?!??!?!?!
Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: suba] #535498
04/02/2008 17:02
04/02/2008 17:02

S
Scooby
Unregistered
Scooby
Unregistered
S



Are they exchanging them F.O.C?

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: ] #535506
04/02/2008 17:08
04/02/2008 17:08
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 17,093
Staffordshire
Nigel Offline OP
Club member 123
Nigel  Offline OP
Club member 123
Forum veteran

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 17,093
Staffordshire
 Quote:
I now have custom Aeroquip hoses on my car - they are infinately better made than Goodridge


Si - Aeroquip IS Goodridge, isn't it? (i.e. Goodridge braided hose is called Aeroquip)

Scooby - not sure - they SHOULD do - just give them a call


[Linked Image]
Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Nigel] #535527
04/02/2008 17:34
04/02/2008 17:34
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 9,874
SW London
suba Offline
Je suis un Coupé
suba  Offline
Je suis un Coupé

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 9,874
SW London
I dont know Nigel - but the Aeroquip hoses that I have had made for me look nothing like the goodridge ones. I can take a picture and send to you if you like.... I can get them made for £10 a hose - so £50-60 for an entire set as a one off kit.


Rotary fun - 370 bhp per ton. GT30's are small you know?!??!?!?!
Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: suba] #536004
05/02/2008 12:19
05/02/2008 12:19
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,194
Göteborg, Sweden
Freddan72 Offline
Competition Level
Freddan72  Offline
Competition Level

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,194
Göteborg, Sweden
 Originally Posted By: suba
I dont know Nigel - but the Aeroquip hoses that I have had made for me look nothing like the goodridge ones. I can take a picture and send to you if you like.... I can get them made for £10 a hose - so £50-60 for an entire set as a one off kit.
Group buy ?? \:\)


Coupé Fiat 20V Turbo Plus 1999, T19 Mitsubishi turbo
https://youtu.be/O9qrLj3Ap00 Now FCP Stage3!
Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Freddan72] #536010
05/02/2008 12:35
05/02/2008 12:35

V
Vas
Unregistered
Vas
Unregistered
V



any chance of a photo of a goodridge failing hose and a gen5 or suba custom job then please?

V.

Page 4 of 5 1 2 3 4 5

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1
(Release build 20190129)
PHP: 7.3.5 Page Time: 0.026s Queries: 14 (0.014s) Memory: 0.8791 MB (Peak: 1.0747 MB) Data Comp: Off Server Time: 2019-06-17 00:32:08 UTC