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I know this is an older thread, but how did you all route your braided line?  The red line goes through the frame in a couple spots and the fitting on the braided line is not making it through the holes I’m looking at.
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1 minute ago, Black88 said:

the braided line is not making it through the holes I’m looking at.

Hi Russell,

On PNM's website, it discusses the occasional need to dremmel the holes a little larger for the larger high flow braided hose fittings to pass.

Andy.

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X2 on using that Dremel you bought many years ago... 🤡

 

Also (you didn't hear this from ME) but SOME people have just routed the new hose along the bottom of the frame rather than thread it through the original holes. I've seen it on a couple of Esprits I've helped with.

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'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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Black88,

This is one of those repairs that will make your relationship with your Esprit most intimate! Its been a while but I recall laying under my Esprit and wrapping my arms around the underside to route the new braided line exactly where the original red hose was routed. I do remember having to remove a rubber grommet i think toward the front firewall area for the braided hose/fitting end to fit through the hole. May have left the grommet out, don't remember. I do not recall drilling or filing any hole(s). Mine is a 1989. 

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If you do so, do wrap in the braided line with something else to protect it where it passes holes in the chassis.

First you add new gromets from the slave end on to the new line. position them to make it easier to reach to pressfit.

attatch the old and new line.

Pull through. Old gromets may be needed to undo and remove or just pressed back in the end.

Instead of suing an extra adapter fitting, redril and cut the fitting thread in the slave cylinder. No need for extra fitting and extra sealing rings.

I filed down the new fitting a little bit to make it pass, rather than drilling and filing holes in the galvanized chassis. No problem ever in that.

Kind regards,

jacques

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Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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12 hours ago, Jacques said:

I filed down the new fitting a little bit to make it pass, rather than drilling and filing holes in the galvanized chassis. No problem ever in that.

Exactly how I do it!

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When I did mine I removed the fitting from the tube.

On the SJ one as I mentioned earlier in this thread the fittings are not a swaged type and can be removed. Amazing they stay on the pipe actually, they are not very good. As I also mentioned if I had not cut the red pipe to remove it I would have put it back again. 

Proper way to do this would be Kunifer pipe from the master cyl down the chassis then a flexible tail to the slave cyl.

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Black88,

With this thread coming alive again it got me thinking to when I replaced my red hose with braided line and now I remember that I tied a string from the red hose to the new braided line and pulled the new line in as I removed the old red hose. I believe that i pulled from the rear. As I mentioned there was only a grommet area or two that caused difficulty. You will be one with your vehicle on this job!

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JKorvette-

yes, I feel like I’ve become quite close with this car recently - it’s like she scent marked me with DOT4 as I was getting the slave cylinder and red line out at the back end up in there 😳; I’m am now hers! 
 

Cheers, all! 

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20 hours ago, CarBuff said:

Also (you didn't hear this from ME) but SOME people have just routed the new hose along the bottom of the frame rather than thread it through the original holes. I've seen it on a couple of Esprits I've helped with.

A previous owner/mechanic has done exactly this to mine. Its on the list to correct at some point, but pretty low priority given all the other issues to sort on mine!

Norfolk Mustard S4s #1 :)

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3 hours ago, tomcattom said:

A previous owner/mechanic has done exactly this to mine. Its on the list to correct at some point, but pretty low priority given all the other issues to sort on mine!

 Make sure you do, or your application for membership of Sparky’s Braided Clutch Line club will never be approved. He has standards, you know.

Margate Exotics.

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Does anyone have any opinions on PNM's large bore clutch hose vs SJ's (presumably non large bore) hose?

About a £tenner more.

Seems the large bore version is the one likely to need some hole enlargement to allow passage through the chassis while the SJ hose may fit more easily.

But I'm mostly interested in the advantage of the larger bore.

Any experiences?

Andy.

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I have the SJ version and it's been fine for years. I don't think there's much advantage to a bigger bore. You're only pushing through a small amount of fluid and displacement is determined by the master cilinder and the possible travel of the slave.

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I fitted the SJ one to my S4s & thought at the time the bore looked small enough to impede fluid flow. When I bought it, around 2000, it came with the clutch end connector not already fitted so I was able to get it in place without enlarging any holes but from the picture on the SJ site it now appears to come with the connectors already fitted & it's the connectors that are the largest parts that you would need to enlarge holes for.

If I were getting one today then I'd get the PNM one. :thumbup:

Cheers,

John W

http://jonwatkins.co.uk

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