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    80,000 Major service time...

    Right chaps, as above, I am having my 80,000 miles service.

    Got my timing belt kit and water pump ready to fit.

    I have also got some yellow stuff pads and drilled and grooved discs to fit. Now is it worth me getting new brake hoses and changing the brake fluid.

    Choice I can see are...

    (a) to leave them as is, but I expect they have never been changed.
    (b) get some new hoses from VX and change fluid
    (c) get some braided hoses anf change the fluid

    Is it worth getting braided hoses over new hoses, I can not see there will be much benefit.

    Any prices and part numbers for the hoses as well.

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    The fluid should be changed ever 2 years anyway (When was it last done)

    Fitting braided hoses will give the peddle a firmer feel as the braided hoses dont expand as much when under pressure.
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    Cheers .

    Yeah I know the braided will be firmer over my current hoses, but will they be any better than a brand new set of std hoses?

    Also is it worth upgrading the fluid? Is it 5.1 over 5 or something like that?


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    Ure probs talking £20 or more per hose from vauxhall....so a set a braided ones are the way forward
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    I'd go with braided too, should slightly increase braking power and feel.

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    New hoses will feel firmer but braided hoses will feel more firmer and wont 'stretch/weaken' as quick/as much as standard ones.

    Wouldn't bother with upgraded fluid unless you do trackdays. The upgraded stuff gives a less firm feel as its part silicon and compresses more than normal fluid.

    The biggest difference I found on my Astra was changing the fluid.
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    braided hose's def make a difference had all 6 done on mine and if you have new discs aswell there is a lot less travel on the pedal, but be carefull on were you buy your braided hose kit from!!!
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    Fair enough chaps, I will have a look at the braided option.

    So I have found the LMF Goodridge 6 hose kit...

    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/Goodrid...s-Astra-G.html

    But then I am confused about the Corts kits...

    http://www.courtenaysport.co.uk/buy-.../prod_499.html



    This is corts rear only kit, and it has these 'copper unions' what are they for and do I need them?? The LMF kit does not mention them.

    Cheers.

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    some turbo models came with the rubber hose permantly attached and some did not so if yours is the latter then you dont needs the copper tube... and watch out with courtenays kit, they supply a stainless steel banjo bolt for the calliper, when you receive this go outside and throw it as far as you can, they are crap i got this hose kit from courtanys they are no better than any others out there when i tourqued up this bolt to what was on the packet 26lb it snapped at 20lb, and luckly being stainless steel bolts it did not strip the thread from the caliper.

    see here http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=269741
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    obviously if youre thinking of changing something then there is no better time for an upgrade. For that reason i would say go with braided. Never had any expierence with Courtenays but from what is mentioned above i would go somewhere else for the kit.

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