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Old 01-12-2006, 06:37 PM
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Brake:

Some Facts About Brake Hoses:
#1. The industry standard average safety life of a brake hose is six years. FYI data SAE: J1401, J1703, J1705, J1873, J1406, J1288, J1403, J1833, J1402.
#2. Brake hoses deteriorate from the inside as well as the outside.
#3. Moisture is absorbed into brake fluid systems through brake hoses.
#4. Contaminants in brake fluid act abrasively on the inner wall of brake hoses.
#5. The brake hose reinforcing fabric deteriorates through expansion and moisture.
#6. High operating temperatures contribute to the deterioration of hoses.
#7. Brake hoses swell with age and restrict flow.
#8. Generally all brake hoses on a vehicle deteriorate at the same rate, So all hoses should be replaced if one is found to be faulty!

Brake hose failure mode:

#A. Rupture (burst hose) = age, exercise (too many miles) or impact are the typical cause.

*B. Partial internal collapse = the inner ply becomes damaged/detached acting as a partial restriction and/or one way valve.

#C. Full internal Blockage = the inner ply becomes damaged/detached acting as a plug = brake pedal still feels good but there is no brake application.

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Brake is a safety system = issues can kill you or others!!!

Be aware of your LEGAL LIABILITY.

http://www.matveylaw.com/CM/Custom/Car-Accident-Causes.asp
http://www.expertlaw.com/library/car-accidents/
http://www.nolo.com/article.cfm/ObjectID/0F1CEF63-DD72-4E9C-A9EFEF37DFC3C5ED/catID/C2B5FF79-6DD8-4FD5-85351429C56DCFFD/104/199/255/ART/
http://www.goldsteinhayes.com/PracticeAreas/Automobile-Accidents.asp

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do I have BENDIX or ATE calipers ??? a common question...
BENDIX or ATE caliper?

Warning: Over-stroking the master cylinder may cause it to fail.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/general-information/334529-warning-over-stroking-master-cylinder-may-cause-fail.html

TYPICAL 'RUBBER' BRAKE HOSE FAILURES
http://www.maltech.com.au/brakehoses.html
http://www.familycar.com/brakes.htm

Incredible data, a must read.
Brakes FAQ Home Volvo Maintenance FAQ for 7xx/9xx/90 Cars
http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/Brakes.html

The Brake Bible
http://www.carbibles.com/brake_bible.html

Bendix Instructional Videos
http://www.bendixbrakes.com/techCorner/

ATE Caliper half O ring source
ATE Caliper half, O ring source

Brakes caught fire 1999 C280 (with pictures of damage)
Brakes caught fire 1999 C280

Tell my dad my tire is on fire!
Tell my dad my tire is on fire! :eek:

gruesome 617 engine pics - don't look if you have a weak stomach
Brake FAIL: gruesome 617 engine pics - don't look if you have a weak stomach

Industry Adopts Brake Fluid Replacement Guidelines By Bill Williams, Technical Contributor
http://www.babcox.com/editorial/bf/bf50412.htm

Brake flush every two years?! U'r kidding right?
Brake flush every two years?! U'r kidding right?

Why should I flush my brake fluid every year, you ask?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/38856-why-should-i-flush-my-brake-fluid-every-year-you-ask.html#post220599

Brake bleeder recommendation
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/72839-brake-bleeder-recommendation.html#post455818

Power Bleeder or what?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/103226-power-bleeder-what.html#post707359

Brake bleeder - power bleeder Homemade
Brake bleeder - power bleeder Homemade

Anyone replace brake pads on new '03 E-class?? ("deactivate" the SBC system).
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/70790-anyone-replace-brake-pads-new-03-e-class-2.html#post2392913

WARPED ROTORS
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/12589-warped-rotors-post1105426.html

How To Replace Front Rotor W123
How To Replace Front Rotor W123

Brake squeal fixes for new rotors, calipers, pads?
Brake squeal fixes for new rotors, calipers, pads?

Can't remove rear brake rotor.
Can't remove rear brake rotor.

Parking brake adjustment
Parking brake

testing ABS sensors
testing ABS sensors

Is it bad to just replace one brake rotor...
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/138773-bad-just-replace-one-brake-rotor.html#post1029208

brake pads/caliper--need help!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/138115-brake-pads-caliper-need-help.html#post1022773

New disks old pads
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/123709-new-disks-old-pads.html#post888590

brake problems- I really, really, dislike brake work!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/33381-brake-problems-i-really-really-dislike-brake-work.html#post184248

Frau Frankenbenz not stopping on a dime
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/141573-frau-frankenbenz-not-stopping-dime-post1059782.html

Eaten alive! My brakes that is...
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?p=666235

How long do your brake pads last?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/39948-how-long-do-your-brake-pads-last.html#post227992

Removing brake disk 300D. Real -vs-Manuel
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/90138-removing-brake-disk-300d-real-vs-manuel.html#post593769

Weak brakes, but good pedal feel.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/135096-weak-brakes-but-good-pedal-feel.html#post993172

Brake bleed disaster
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/64278-brake-bleed-disaster.html#post396205

Disappearing Brake Fluid
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/139187-disappearing-brake-fluid.html#post1033187

Brake Fluid Blowout
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/110639-brake-fluid-blowout.html#post772785

Defective new master cylinder? (long)
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/112993-defective-new-master-cylinder-long.html#post798232

HOW do you attach the Resevoir to the Master Cylinder??
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/142292-how-do-you-attach-resevoir-master-cylinder.html#post1066676

W126 master cylinder and reservoir
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/116363-w126-master-cylinder-reservoir.html#post826695

W123 Dragging brake question
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/136186-w123-dragging-brake-question.html#post1003736

Need brake advice / calipers not releasing
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/97241-need-brake-advice-calipers-not-releasing.html#post656713

What trips the ABS light on a W126?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/109522-what-trips-abs-light-w126.html#post761019

I have tried everything... vac booster
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/135611-i-have-tried-everything-vac-booster.html#post997851

Brake system bleeding, master cylinder bleeding
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/general-information/149045-brake-system-bleeding-master-cylinder-bleeding-damage-warning.html#post1127978

1995 C280 Brake Job Question
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/120769-1995-c280-brake-job-question.html#post864475

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Antique Brake systems

Mercedes-Benz Ponton Front Brake Maintenance
http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/maintenance/brakes.htm

Mercedes-Benz Ponton ATE Brake Booster Rebuild
http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/maintenance/booster/booster.htm

Mercedes-Benz Ponton Brake Cylinder Replacement
http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/maintenance/brakecyl.htm

Mercedes-Benz Ponton Brake Light Switch
http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/maintenance/brakeswitch.htm

Mercedes-Benz Ponton
~ replacing worn out brake and clutch pedal washers ~
http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/maintenance/pedalwashers.htm

Brakes: ATE power brakes (brochure / ATE T-50 manual)

Brakes: ATE T-50 article

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Brake line flaring tools, and how to use them.

Tips for Making Successful Bubble Flares

Replacement metric brake line fittings
http://store.fedhillusa.com/

metric bubble flaring tool set
https://www.google.com/search?q=metric+bubble+flaring+tool+set&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a

http://www.agscompany.com/automotive/brake-fuel-transmission-lines/poly-armour/320

AAS 6mm Bubble Flare Brake Line Union
http://www.amazon.com/AAS-Bubble-Flare-Brake-277000/dp/B006HI6FRG/

http://www.denlorstools.com/home/dt1/page_45095/v_8_tools_806_316_tubing_bending__plier.html


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DIY ASR Defeat Switch
DIY ASR Defeat Switch

Last edited by whunter; 09-18-2013 at 08:42 PM.
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