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S3 front caliper line / hose size

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:57 pm

Hi all, could someone tell me the size of the flex line that runs from the tab on the shock
tower to the caliper? Either in 'dash'(AN) size or fraction. For a side entry caliper.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:50 pm

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:56 pm

Dan, I have a -3 line for another application and it's banjo is too small for the banjo bolt in
the caliper. Do I simply get a smaller bolt, same thread size?
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:12 pm

Hey Greg,

I think both 3/8 threaded fittings and Metric fittings can be made on -3 hose. Do you have machine made hoses or re moveable fittings? S3 brakes should use 3/8 fine threads.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:01 pm

Roger, I don't have hoses yet but I found a smaller banjo bolt in my stash, 3/8 x24, and it fits
the -3 banjo line I have perfectly. As you can see in the pictures, the banjo bolt that came out
of the caliper is too large for the -3 banjo but the smaller bolt (screwed in the caliper in the pic)
is perfect.

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:29 pm

maybe oil pressure line. Sorry but all my [*]banjo stuff is 900 miles away. I can look in another month and a half.

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:00 am

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:17 am

No problem Dan, thanks! I have a couple of friends there now.
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