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also braided lines require maintenance, something most people forget. Gotta keep them clean (keep debris out from between the braids) and keep them protected (por, wd40, etc)
 

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You have never worked around aircraft i take it. All braided lines require it, regardless of quality. Some just wont fail as quickly without maintenance, but eventually they will fail.
 

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I shall state this. I've had two brake line failures in 16 years of Honda ownership. They were both SS lines.

One was shielded, one was not.

The CRX now wears NAPA rubber lines.
 

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You have never worked around aircraft i take it.
pretty sure we went over this a few years back... i am/was an AZ2 (AW) in the navy (6 years now, 1 yr inactive currently) and a plane captain (3 yrs) on MH-53E. i have been around a few planes in my few days on the planet.

yes, they all fail. coated ones currently sold are "maintenance free", though should be inspected. when the coating is disturbed, by road material/time/etc, the line should be replaced. because the coating goes from one fitting to the other, your unable to perform maintenance on the lines as you normally would. at best, you can wipe them off if they get excessive grease/oil/grime on them.

Trans: who was the maker? just curious.

edit: AZ2 (AW) = "Aviation Administrationmen" second class petty officer, Air Warfare "Specialist".
 

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You would think it whould be easy to maintain your SS clutch line. I wouldn't imagine routing it the same way as the hard line. WD-40 or whatever you clean it with should be be easy to apply.......I would imagine. I was thinking about a SS clutch line for my 5 speed swap. Good to know these things though.
 

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trump ya, AM3 AW granted ya got 1 more on me, but then again i went 1-2-3-4-2-3-4 in a 5 year span haha (got busted down 1 week before my pay was supposed to kick in, so got dropped from AM3 to AMAA, then had to go back up again, the reason was bullshit, mainly political, they needed a scape goat so everything that others had done was put on me. Long story short, hanger watch 1 week duty cycle, 7 12 hour watches, relief didnt show up for the first 2 days so I had to pull a 48 hour watch (holiday routine so no one was there besides me and SDO/ASDO) hopped the wall between airframes and geedunk, grabbed a snickers and a mtdew (since I hadnt ate in a day and a half nor slept for 2 and a half) left money on the counter with a note saying what I took, soon after I was finaly relived CDO came to my barracks room with my LPO told me to get into my dress blues, stood DRB, then within 30 minutes I was up infront of the old man, turns out people had been steeling ass loads of stuff from the geedunk by hopping the wall, and well... they pinned it all on me. After the CO changed commands he swung by my barracks room and applogized for being so harsh, but the goat locker was pushing hard to make an example out of me. (reduction in rank, 90 days extra duty, 90 hours emi, 1/2 months pay X2, restriction to barracks for 1 month in the drunk room (bunk, locker but only allowed uniforms, must be in uniform 24/7, microwave, but no tv, radio, books, etc) only way it coulda been worse was bread and water ration, but we didnt have a galley on the base so... yeah that wasnt going to happen haha. Ah how I hated that base, glad it was on the brac list.

anyways,
P-3's VP-66: PC, 120 CDI, 310 CDI, Corrosion control, Tire & wheel ,110 JQR completed as well, and Em Rec (had a bird crash on deck durring landing from a line failure on one of the main struts... cause... the braided line burst)
on C-130 and KC-130 VR-64: PC 120, 110, CC, T&W, Em Rec
When it comes to hydraulics, who knows more, a AZ or a AM?
Part of our dailies were to wipe down with iso and spray with VVL, 90 day we cleaned with PD680 and applied a -1 inhibitor and on phase we replaced all flex lines. Also once I got out I worked for national crane doing hydraulic retrofits to their fleet, made many a braided line at that job. At gamesa wind I was a hydraulics installer and inspector before the turbines went out to the field for final install, bigest gripe we had was the lines fatigued within 5 years due to lack of maintenance, and those were inside the fiberglass nacelle and were "maintenance free" Also for got to mention still a licensed A&P.
 

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Why not just find someone who's a technician or engineer in this field? I'm sure not all lines are created the same.

I've only worked in heavy equipment, and the lines are usually just inspected for leaks or cracks; and those lines are usually directly exposed to the elements(I'm sure it doesn't help that service life is measured in hours). Then again, planes are most likely held to a higher standard.
 

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trump ya, AM3 AW
PC, 120 CDI, 310 CDI, Corrosion control, Tire & wheel ,110 JQR completed as well, and Em Rec (had a bird crash on deck durring landing from a line failure on one of the main struts... cause... the braided line burst)
When it comes to hydraulics, who knows more, a AZ or a AM?
cant trump me, i trump AMs!!

started undes.. worked as AS, took AS3 test an smoked it, but rate was locked and i was given the "opportunity" to drop "ASAN" to take AZ3.

all squadron GSE lisc, almost 120/CC CDI (had everything but the corrct rate :(), Em Rec (as an AZ though). my tire and wheel was both AC and GSE (needed both for that little nitrogen cart, at my squadron anyway). Hydro contam qual for both machines (old and new) and patch. as stated PC.

was also the librarian in QA when i got most of my quals. was the 4th or 5th most qual-ed person sub-1st class.

so who really knows more? the lAZy AZ2 with a mind to wrench and time to study or the busy with wrenching AM?

edit: my bird has more hyd lines then your birds do :tt2:

Why not just find someone who's a technician or engineer in this field? I'm sure not all lines are created the same.
pretty sure that trumps us (cmgogo and i) BOTH! haha!!
 

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cant trump me, i trump AMs!!

started undes.. worked as AS, took AS3 test an smoked it, but rate was locked and i was given the "opportunity" to drop "ASAN" to take AZ3.

all squadron GSE lisc, almost 120/CC CDI (had everything but the corrct rate :(), Em Rec (as an AZ though). my tire and wheel was both AC and GSE (needed both for that little nitrogen cart, at my squadron anyway). Hydro contam qual for both machines (old and new) and patch. as stated PC.

was also the librarian in QA when i got most of my quals. was the 4th or 5th most qual-ed person sub-1st class.

so who really knows more? the lAZy AZ2 with a mind to wrench and time to study or the busy with wrenching AM? at my squadron not many had more different quals then me that were not life-ers or NAC for our bird.
Good call haha. Yeah i had all the SE licenses we could get for our bird (and then some, like lox carts for aircraft that dont have lox haha) Still have my yellow card somewhere around here haha. Musta been shitty to start undes, you goto pensacola for airman school? Or were you straight outa boot and into a command? I was thinking of going AS when I enlisted but decided against it, I coulda taken just about any rate I wanted (they wanted me to go nuc and be a bubble head, but i come from a brown shoe navy family, they would disown me if I went black shoe haha)
 

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i wish i understand
trust me, you dont.. to understand takes years of hard work. 20+ hour days, no breaks and almost nothing in the bank to show for the work.....

Good call haha. Yeah i had all the SE licenses we could get for our bird (and then some, like lox carts for aircraft that dont have lox haha) Still have my yellow card somewhere around here haha. Musta been shitty to start undes, you goto pensacola for airman school? Or were you straight outa boot and into a command? I was thinking of going AS when I enlisted but decided against it, I coulda taken just about any rate I wanted (they wanted me to go nuc and be a bubble head, but i come from a brown shoe navy family, they would disown me if I went black shoe haha)
NAC originally. before i could get sent to my bird, i was held back for no reason. told them to shove it and wanted to be in the fleet. i got what i wished, but was sent to a command where the master chief was a damn life long NAC with a hard on for it! so needless to say, i had to work VERY hard to get anywhere. wasnt till i spotted a safety issue, then backed it in the manuals AND in the logbooks, that i got a break. what was my break? i got the master chief "fired" when he tried to get a newb pilot to fly in his "lucky" bird that was technically hard down. a blade strut was leaking statically beyond limits for its part number and was beyond the extension granted by the wing for a TD.

family is black shoe, i am the only brown :lol:

sorry OP, back on topic.. rofl, nice little thread jack.
 
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