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Back in 2010 there was a thread  in which Quick510 suggested an Ebay link  [ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-Steel-Clutch-Line-For-89-98-240SX-S13-S14-/122276985163?hash=item1c7846b94b#shpCntId ]  that I just followed for a line from Clutch Master cylinder to slave cylinder. It is for a 240sx, but it seems that Ratsun members have successfully used them.

 

I am trying to avoid the whole steel tubing cut flare, etc. The link is for First1Racing out of China and it is for a 52" braided steel flexible line for $35 OBO w/free shipping. If anyone has used these, is this the standard thread on either end for stock 510 Master and Slave cylinders?

Any issues?

That junction between short rubber slave hose and steel hose back to Master is giving me grief!

 

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Back in 2010 there was a thread  in which Quick510 suggested an Ebay link  [ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-Steel-Clutch-Line-For-89-98-240SX-S13-S14-/122276985163?hash=item1c7846b94b#shpCntId ]  that I just followed for a line from Clutch Master cylinder to slave cylinder. It is for a 240sx, but it seems that Ratsun members have successfully used them.

 

I am trying to avoid the whole steel tubing cut flare, etc. The link is for First1Racing out of China and it is for a 52" braided steel flexible line for $35 OBO w/free shipping. If anyone has used these, is this the standard thread on either end for stock 510 Master and Slave cylinders?

Any issues?

That junction between short rubber slave hose and steel hose back to Master is giving me grief!

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Contact a member here named hosestop.

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I don't like to run steel braided line in place of a hard line. The flexible hose can get kinked or wear from rubbing on things.

 

I know a lot of racers use SS hose throughout their cars, but I don't think it's a good idea.

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I got a braided clutch line from hosestop, he is a good dude.  However I still have the stock hard line from the MC to now braided slave hose.  

 

Not the same but just want to vouch for hosestop.  

 

 

 

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Depending on the type of SS hose used, they could last a very long time. PTFE hose or hose with a teflon core will last many, many years in that application.

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I would think a flexible stainless steel hose the entire length of the solid steel you are replacing would have a bit more flex, or expansion under pressure, and may use up some travel available at the slave cylinder.

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Agree on the expansion. I wouldn't do this for brake lines of any length.

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On a clutch system, this wouldn't matter, it probably wouldn't even exist as there is no clamping and build up of pressure. The braking system, with a clamping force, would probably expand the hose.

 

I wonder if the teflon liner in the SS brake hose would help with expansion. It's certainly a better option than rubber hoses, but I wouldn't eliminate the hard line from the equation.

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The mysterious leak turns out to be coming from the master cylinder.

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Yep, ordered a beck arnley Master Cylinder from Rock Auto today

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You may want to pull up the carpet and look for rust in the floorboards. If it's been leaking for a while, the fluid could have started to deteriorate the paint, and then rust ensues.

 

And that would be the perfect time to pressure wash the carpet to get the brake fluid out of it. The firewall insulation pad may be soaked through too.

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To the original question this is what I did for my clutch line.

 

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m10X1 to -3AN fitting to a short pre-fab DOT brake line and then a -3 to 10m banjo. Works like a charm.

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Ratsuns Believe it or not when you replace short hose or one piece clutch hose with stainless hose I have heard clutch is snappier faster pedal even with stock clutch , survey has been in STI subs and Hondas not just Dattos.

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You may want to pull up the carpet and look for rust in the floorboards. If it's been leaking for a while, the fluid could have started to deteriorate the paint, and then rust ensues.

 

And that would be the perfect time to pressure wash the carpet to get the brake fluid out of it. The firewall insulation pad may be soaked through too.

^^^^^. This is exactly what occured on my 720.

 

Firewall insulation was toast.

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