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JFairman JFairman is offline
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"Personally, I think the large braided lines are fine (good enough for NASCAR)"

Race cars use stainless or kevlar braided oil and fuel lines because they are custom made by the race teams.
Braided lines have a life expectancy and then they should be discarded and replaced after a certain amount of time. The rubber hose under the braiding eventually rots but you can't see it when it starts drying out and cracking or turning soft and mushy under the abrasion resistant braiding.
On aircraft a stainless steel tag with the manufacture date is clamped on to all braided lines and some race teams do that too because you'd never know when their useful time is up otherwise.

For a street car that has factory made gold cad plated steel oil lines available or already there that fit correctly and are mandrel bent where they turn or curve... are much better and more durable to road debris and age than stainless or aramid fiber braided lines.
Old 12-30-2012, 03:46 PM
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