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Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Freddan72] #536121
05/02/2008 15:40
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If anyone has an old pair of front hoses they can send me I can get kits made up (I allready have a set of rear hoses)


Rotary fun - 370 bhp per ton. GT30's are small you know?!??!?!?!
Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: suba] #536175
05/02/2008 16:48
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I might have a set in the garage somewhere. I'll have a look tonight.

Chris


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Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: Nobby] #536178
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Come to think of it all I really need is the fitments and the length, but probably better to give them a complete hose to copy.


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Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: Elliot85] #622605
01/06/2008 01:52
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I see that last post was almost a year ago. My Goodridge hose bursted tonight, I was really lucky, everything happened at about 20mph. Of course it was front hose, I will take picture when I get it off the car. As I understanded rear ones are ok, right, in that case I will change only front ones. Just to mention, hose burst after about 20month of usage and about 30000km. Thanks

Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: ] #623275
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Email from Goodridge:

I can confirm we no longer sell brake hoses for the Fiat Coupe as we are
unable to replicate hoses successfully.

Please return your Goodridge hoses to the distributor you originally
purchased them from and ask for a full refund.

They will in turn return them to the Goodridge manufacturer for a refund.

Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: ] #623333
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I've made up some custom hoses for the front to eliminate the flexing that has been responsible for the failiures. You can see details here if anyone is interested:

http://www.fiatcoupeclub.org/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=615504#Post615504


Rotary fun - 370 bhp per ton. GT30's are small you know?!??!?!?!
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: suba] #653287
28/07/2008 08:16
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Just to add the only way to visualy check the hoses is to have a mate Pushing on the pedal as hard as they can (with the engine running) and check for any Bulges / misshaping, same goes for standard ones

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: suba] #665190
18/08/2008 18:38
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mine failed on the way to work today, brake pedal to the floor and lots of handbrake action! nearside front popped, lucky i got a garage right behind work...

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: ] #669613
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It's my first time here and have been reading all about duff brake lines. I was trying to order some Goodridge ones today from europerformance and they told me that they have been withdrawn again. Does anyone know of any alternative makes that will be as potentailly as good as the Goodridge ones? Thanks for the help.

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: ] #669616
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Look in the group buy section under my username.


Rotary fun - 370 bhp per ton. GT30's are small you know?!??!?!?!
Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: suba] #669629
27/08/2008 19:04
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Thank you will do.

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: ] #678121
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Hi - First posting on his forum myself - Reading about the hoses - I work at a Fiat dealership and had a few coupes through to MOT - The standard hoses seem to be cracking and splitting also - I would advise regular checks on standard or braided - But if anyone finds any good braided ones - Lets us know.

DAZ.

Re: DANGER - braided hoses. [Re: phatphiat] #678125
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look in the group buy section - I have a template for a braided set.


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Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: ] #680723
17/09/2008 13:37
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I just read the whole topic on the goodridge hose recall and the email from goodridge in wich they state that they do not manufacture them anymore. If I read this earlier I wouldn't have purchased them anyway.
I am curious about wich type mine are since I live in the netherlands and they probably have been laying around at goodridge netherlands for a while. I thought one of the rear ones needed female/female fitting too or is this incorrect.
If these hoses are life threatening I will return them and ask a refund imediately!

here's a picture of the goodridge hoses I got in last week!

goodridge brakelines

Measurements in cm are:

short one: 18,3cm
middle one: 23,3cm
long one: 25,3cm

Are measurements correct and is it possible to fit these, or is this "playing with your life"? ;\)

Thanks!

Last edited by bin20vt; 17/09/2008 13:40.
Re: V IMPORTANT - Goodridge hose recall [Re: bin20vt] #1209967
04/05/2011 10:04
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This thread has been a sticky at the top of this section for SO long that I think most people have forgotten its here.

However, we've had yet another lucky escape with a failed Goodridge hose, so I thought it might be worth a bump and an explanation.

If you have braided hoses (its not just Goodridge) AND they only run from the suspension strut to the inner wheelarch, then you have a potential for failure and you should really get the hoses checked ASAP.

The ONLY front braided brake hose design that appears to work is a longer hose that runs from the caliper, through a suitable non-abrasive guide in the suspension strut, to the wheelarch union. Even then, the hose needs to have rubber doughnuts added to prevent abrasion on the wheelarch liner.

If you know that you have braided hoses on the front, PLEASE check what type they are, and what condition they are in.

Sooner or later, someone is going to hurt themselves or an innocent bystander when their brakes fail in a proper emergency.

For the avoidance of doubt, there have been no problems with rear braided hoses.


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