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Old 24th August 2004
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Default Clutch hose - repair or replace?

My clutch line ('85 900T) is leaking where the metal line meets the flex line near the slave.

I found an old thread where folks tried to fix a leaky line with clamps that didn't hold. Questions:

1. Is this at all repairable or should it just be replaced?

2. What about braided brake line as a replacement? Anyone tried that? Seems like it'd be easy to do, but I have no clue on the cost compared to the stock replacement.

3. How difficult is replacing this part? It appears threading it up to the master might be a puzzle.

Thanks for any ideas.
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replace it, the replacement is sort of a pita, if you have a friend with small and long filanges you're good to go, otherwise have fun fiddling and cursing
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2. What about braided brake line as a replacement? Anyone tried that?
I've read that using a braided hose makes a great improvement with better clutch feel and response.
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Quick followup on this...

I spent quite a bit of time trying to find a replacement braided clutch line with no luck. And all the do-it-yourself kits seemed to be made for motorcycles (too short) or SAE instead of metric.

I contacted the folks at Group 9 Performance about a pre-made braided clutch line and they responded yesterday that they will soon be offering such a part on their site. http://www.group9performance.com/

Because I need the car running soon, I ordered an OEM replacement hose from eEuroparts.com and am looking forward to wrestling it into position. Thanks for the replies!

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