ABS Flexi Hoses

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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:28 pm

These have apparently been difficult/impossible to get for some time; David Rutherford even going to the lengths of adapting non-ABS pipes to fit. Hats off to him for ingenuity though!

I was looking at http://www.brakeparts.co.uk/ the other day (they donated a caliper to a member on the VW LT forum I use who was doing a charity event in Mongolia!)
Anyway, they still do the hose for the BX - I've been in touch with them to check the thread sizes and make sure they still keep stock. I even had someone checking the threads in one of the pipes they had in to make sure!
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Post by bx petrol auto saloon » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:07 pm

Dear Mat.
I have been for quite a while now Mat, on the look out for four new
flexi-pipes. to carry in stock as spares Mat :?: I have been reading the
forums and everything else :) Would I be right Mat in thinking that the
flexi-pipes for the standard BX, are readily available :? But that the flexi-
pipes for the cars with ABS are different are they Mat :?: :oops: and
also Mat, are they not readily available then Mat :roll: or am I worried
about nothing :!:
Thank-you very very much and so sorry to trouble :wink:
Many Thanks Mat.
All The Best.
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Post by Caffiend » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:32 pm

Excellent, mine will want doing before MOT in September! Thanks
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:52 pm

Vince, yes, the ABS one's are different & they appear to be less of them available than the non ABS one's.
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Post by bx petrol auto saloon » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:09 pm

Dear Matthew and Caffiend.
Thank-you both very very much, for all of your kind information.
I have just E-Mailed them about the price and availability including
VAT etc, etc. About both handbrake cables, two rear flexi-hoses, two
front flexi-hoses and also if they can supply a full set of front brake pad
warning light wires and sensors too :wink:
Thanks also to Mat for posting the link, for their E-Mail address :)
I will let you know what they come back with, when they reply :wink:
Take cake as always.
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Post by Kitch » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:14 pm

We use a company at work (dealing with kit cars) called Earls, who make braided steel hoses to order. You tell them the length, threads and even the colour and they make them for you. Wouldn't realistically need replacing again and they're cheaper than you'd think. I'll be popping some on the 16v when the rubber ones let go.

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Post by JayW » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:22 pm

bx petrol auto saloon wrote:VAT etc, etc. About both handbrake cables, two rear flexi-hoses, .
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:01 pm

Thats handy to know Kitch, will you be the mail order service for the club :wink: :lol:
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Post by Kitch » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:48 pm

I'll be putting an order in for a set of 5 hoses for the MEV Sonic 7 that just arrived, and they do combined postage :lol:

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Post by mds141 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:51 pm

HEL braklines also do custom order jobs. But they do list the BX on their order catalogue.
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Post by bx petrol auto saloon » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:08 pm

Dear Mark.
So sorry for my late reply Mark :oops: But thank-you so much for
the info on the flexi-hoses :wink: I e-mailed the first people to no avail.
so I have e-mailed HEL Brakelines thank-you Mark, and I am just now
waiting for a reply back from them :) I will let you know how things turn
out ok Mark :D
It is lovely to talk with you Mark :D you must have quite a collection
of BX,s by now 8) :D :?: How many is it you have now Mark :wink: :?:
I just wish the coucil would do a barn, so that I could have lots more
cars :roll: an Aston, Intercepter, SM, Thunderbird, Delorean etc etc.
Anyway I best shoot.
Thank-you again so much Mark :wink:
Take Care.
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Cars;- 1993 White Citroen BX 1.6 TXi petrol
saloon auto with air-con & ABS.
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Owned for 3 years sorned.
1988 Silver SAAB 900i 2.0 8v F/lift,
saloon 5sp with 3 spoke Ronals,
69,000 Miles from new.
Owned for 15 years T & T.

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Post by Vanny » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:43 pm

Did anyone save a copy of Dave Rutehrfords ABS pipe modification guide? His site has been down since he moved, and i haven't been able to find a web copy anywhere.

Let me know if you pulled a copy off the site!

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Post by Gibbo2286 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:55 pm

I have here on my shelf one new flexi hose in its original Citroen parts bag the part number is 4506.FP the P isn't all that clear so could be an R .

The number doesn't link to anything on my Citroen disk so could fit anything, if you guys can ID it and would like to buy it it's £12.00 including the UK postage.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:06 pm

I didn't save a copy :( As a bit of an update I bought a pair of hoses from the link I gave, and can confirm that they do fit. Looking at the hose markings it appears as though they use the same rubber supplier as the original Citroen hoses - the text is identical. So they should last a reasonable length of time.
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Post by Vanny » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:48 pm

It could be that the SAE J1401 standard for hoses specifies the font type and size. I'm really after a picture of the differences between an ABS one and a Non ABS one.