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Old 26 January 2008, 12:55   #1
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Brake Flush System

Liked the idea of this brake flush system
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Old 26 January 2008, 14:41   #2
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so do I , got any more info on it . I did wonder about making something up out of hose fittings , I guess it would have to be drilled through the backplate .

My only concern is it could push water into the bearings unless the spray into the brake was diffused
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Old 26 January 2008, 15:13   #3
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you might want to take a look at Pega trailers in the Netherlands, they offer this system now as well.

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I fitted the HubFlush system and it seems to work fine

www.hubflush.com

Time will tell although at the moment my brakes are knackered because I left the hand brake on for about 20 miles and fried the brakes

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Old 26 January 2008, 15:57   #5
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Just looked at the hubflush site , no prices shown but the pics just show normal plastic pushfit plumbing fittings , pipe is about 1 a metre and the fittings are around 2 each depending on the type , Looks like normal tap conectors that are drilled into the back of the hub .

The idea i have been thinking of envolves using the same stuff or maybe just hozelock garden hose and a water container mounted on the trailer . When i recover the boat i intend atatching the water container to the hose and letting it run through the brakes as i drive . That way its flushed better and should be dry by the time I get home , hence the brakes are not left wet as they would be if I flushed them at home .
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Old 26 January 2008, 16:11   #6
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If you scroll down the opening page further prices are given
49for single axle & 69 for double
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Old 26 January 2008, 16:34   #7
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Ohh yea think ill make me one , as i keep all that stuff in stock ,

Thinking about the spray , if its not directly hitting the seals then it shouldn't be a problem and i can see no need for a special nozzle as the water will just spray back all over the brakes when it hits the inside of the drum
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Ohh yea
I believe they designed the nozzle from scratch as raised flower bed irrigation sprays didn't quite work well..........hence the apparent costliness of the kit.

If you search for hubflush I think the vendor posted something to that effect.

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Old 26 January 2008, 17:18   #9
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I believe they designed the nozzle from scratch as raised flower bed irrigation sprays didn't quite work well..........hence the apparent costliness of the kit.

If you search for hubflush I think the vendor posted something to that effect.

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Here is the post:
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Yes fair enough and worth the money I guess as a ready to fit kit if you don't have the resources to sort something out ,
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How about a pair of 9 litre water fire extinguishers, filled with soapy water and topped up with a foot pump.

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