Lotus Elan

Brake hose seals?

PostPost by: PaulH » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:00 pm

I'm not sure if there should be a washer/seal between the brake hoses and the brake calipers. I can't see anything obvious in the parts list. Can anyone confirm please?
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:05 pm

Yes. A copper washer, usually comes in the hose kit.
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:35 am

For that angle of entry you should be using a banjo fitting if you are using the correct brake hoses.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:26 pm

As above, the original hoses had a brass end that converted the hose to a banjo fitting.
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:30 pm

PaulH wrote:I'm not sure if there should be a washer/seal between the brake hoses and the brake calipers. I can't see anything obvious in the parts list. Can anyone confirm please?


The flexi pipes and end fittings are shown in Section JA of the Parts Manual - under Bundy Pipes. The Banjo fittings and copper washers are shown.
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