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    Default Brake booster vacuum pipe?

    I'm hoping to get some results in the pup before moving the thread to vehicle general.

    I need to fix or replace the brake booster vacuum pipe on my daughter's 2006 1.3 Ford KA. I'm hoping l to only fix the tip by replacing that section. Midas cannot help and Ford wants R2,000 excl VAT...

    The reading on the pipe says 12.5 x 1.5. Rhe 12.5 is the 12.5 mm outer measurement. Any ideas? Being a vacuum pipe, it is very hard so as to not distort under suction. Click image for larger version. 

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    Pneumatic tubing. Hydraulic shop.
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    Default Re: Brake booster vacuum pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Pneumatic tubing. Hydraulic shop.
    That stuff must be pretty stiff walled, how do you put bends into it or negotiate the tubing through curves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    That stuff must be pretty stiff walled, how do you put bends into it or negotiate the tubing through curves?
    Was also wondering
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    Can buy pipe with the necessary stiff walls from Hose Solutions in Stikland, Bellville, for sharp bends, I would just use plastic irrigation pipe bends. Would not even need hose clamps.
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    Default Re: Brake booster vacuum pipe?

    This is what you need.
    Pneumatic Push-in fittings.
    They seal 100% and come in straight and right angles.



    Replace only the part of the pipe you have to. Click image for larger version. 

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    No clamps required.
    The fittings clip onto the pipe, with an internal O-ring.
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    Hyflo in Paarden Eiland if you are in the Town area.
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    Default Re: Brake booster vacuum pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    That stuff must be pretty stiff walled, how do you put bends into it or negotiate the tubing through curves?
    Heat gun or boiling water. I thought it to be logic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Heat gun or boiling water. I thought it to be logic.
    Depends on the material, I've never used that kind of hose before.

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