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Old 06-04-2019, 09:41 AM   #1
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Hydraulic Brake Lines

Good morning all,

Iím looking for flexible braided steel/rubber hydraulic brake lines for my IH3800. The lines in question are from the master cylinder on the driverís side down to the steel lines that are chassis mounted. One side is female and the other end male. The male side is steel and connected to the master cylinder, and the female side is the braided steel/rubber end. The rubber has started to flake off and there is severe corrosion in them.

Naturally, I like to keep my vehicleís braking system in top shape. Anyone know of some good parts suppliers who would have brake parts for an IH3800? Local parts stores up here (Advance, Autozone, NAPA) tend to be less than useless haha. Thereís also a plastic sensor on the side of the master cylinder that appears to have snapped off. Any idea what it could be? Iíll post pictures after work. Iím assuming itís a level sensor or fluid quality sensor.

The brake fluid on my bus was absolutely DISGUSTING. Blacker than crude and had clumpy shizzle wizzle in the reservoir. Still working on flushing it all.

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Old 06-04-2019, 10:41 AM   #2
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The dealer is the only place I know for direct replacements. I run CNC line from the master to where the rubber lines connect since CNC is flexible.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:56 PM   #3
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There are generally 2 sensors one for the differential pressure for the front and back brakes that grows a warning brake light if you spring a leak the other reads power steering pressure and tells the electric backup motor to start and stop as a backup for loss of power steering pressure. On the hydromax brake system if it's on the side it's the differential pressure switch
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:15 PM   #4
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I had a hydraulic hose shop make my brakes hoses. Check your local shop and see if they have the fittings to do brake lines/hose.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:02 AM   #5
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In the motorcycle industry various manufacturers will make custom steel braided lines to fit, and often for not too much more than on off-the-shelf kit. There has to be the equivalent out there for larger lines, though I wouldn't know who that'd be.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:48 AM   #6
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Just wanted to close this out.

I ended up only being able to purchase the actual OEM part through an International dealership.

Price: $72.15

Nobody near me would make it.
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:01 PM   #7
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Glad you have it resolved.



Funny, our local Freightliner dealer always seems to have the parts I really need for our bus, and at decent prices! There have been one or two parts they have not had and had to order and another one or two (like battery slide bearings) that they only had the complete assembly so I had to source them locally.


Any more, the dealer is one of the FIRST stops I make.
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:27 PM   #8
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Also FWIW, hereís a picture of that sensor I mentioned earlier as well as the rotten brake line:
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I see that sensor broken off on a lot of these. Not really a big deal since most of the customers don't want to fix it.
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Glad you have it resolved.



Funny, our local Freightliner dealer always seems to have the parts I really need for our bus, and at decent prices! There have been one or two parts they have not had and had to order and another one or two (like battery slide bearings) that they only had the complete assembly so I had to source them locally.


Any more, the dealer is one of the FIRST stops I make.


My experience as well.
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