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From: Gosling, Richard B <Richard.Gosling@atkinsglobal.com>
> The only downside is that you cannot inspect the rubber inside by eye to
> tell if it is starting to look old and liable to crack.
... and fail catastrophically. I know of 2 instances of this, one of them
occurred to a friend with relatively new braided hoses on a 1500 Spitfire. I
think the problem is that people see them as a fit-and-forget item, which they
most certainly are not. Unless there is some way to inspect them, I presume
that regular replacement is the only way to ensure safety.
I've personally never had any problem in obtaining a good brake pedal with
(new) standard hoses,
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