PO installation?

ScottWertz

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Is the original pipe comming out of the blackwater tank that is heled up with a bungee supposed to swivel down ? When I disconnected my bungie I moved it down slightly it just fell off near the tank.
 

ScottWertz

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Luckily not the tank. Just the glue at the pipe fitting broke free. Just before the 90 on the tank side. So I was able to shove it back on before a big mess occured.
 

pvfjr

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Those accumulators on the brake lines do indeed do something--they add sponginess to your brakes. Their marketing department would have you believe this sponginess is desirable. I'm quite skeptical of that.

Their claim is that brake component distortions (like warped rotors) cause pressure spikes, and kick the pads/shoes out of contact with the brake surface (rotor/drum). Their accumulator would indeed add a springy quality that could reduce pressure spikes. However, conventional wisdom dictates that braking systems are elastic enough already, and efforts should be focused in keeping the systems "firm". This is one of the reasons people replace spongy old rubber flex lines with braided stainless lines--to REDUCE sponginess.

If you have a problem with warped rotors and brake shimmy, you fix your rotors.

Woe to the man who purchases both braided stainless lines AND accumulators in an effort to upgrade his system.