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    Default 406 flexible brake line failure

    Both my front flexible brake lines have started leaking, one is dripping fluid out the other is very wet, scary stuff. Have ordered complete set of replacement flexible hoses. In over 40 years of driving I've only seen 1 flexible hose fail. Has anyone else experienced this type of multiple hose failure.

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    Hydraulic lines do fail with age. These kinds of failures tend to present with pin drops of oil appearing on the surface of the line.
    Something to watch out for if you own an older car.

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    In NZ brake hoses are checked for each Warrant of Fitness - every 6 months on cars older than 6 years. Any cracks in the exterior of a hose are a fail. And a leaking hose usually won't happen for a fair while after that! Your hoses must have either been on their way out for long time, or possibly (given both have gone bad at the same time) some kind of contamination has made the rubber deteriorate..?

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    I had to replace the hoses in my 85 505 - they looked like crap but lasted at least 12 months after being noticed after I got the car back from my son in law
    I am interested to know how many k's the 406 has done, and what sort of road conditions the car has experienced, such as snow, sand, etc.


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    I've owned a few older vehicles (say 6 yrs to 30 yrs) , and I've replaced a brake hose or two on all of them. It's a standard rego check.

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    I think cracking in flexible brake hoses is a very common issue on all makes of car.
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    We purchased a 2000 model 406 this year. Driver's side brake hose was leaking when I picked it up. Drove it home very carefully! Haven't had to replace any others yet, but would like to do the job properly and get braided steel hoses all round. Any suggestions for a good supplier?

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    Vehicle has done 270000 K's mostly highway interstate use, very rarely bad weather or dirt road use, only recently replaced the brake rotors from original. I also own older vehicles with similar K's and their flexible hoses are in excellent condition. I've been in the trade for 40+ years working on all types of vehicles and never come across multiple hose failure without there having been some sort of contributing factor to the failure. I keep my vehicles in what I consider to very good condition and never hesitate to repair or replace parts on all of my vehicles. I'd rather do preventative maintenance in my workshop than do a repair on the side of the road.

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    Very interesting. I dont have any 406's (I have 3) with k's over 160,000 so was very intersted what your's had done. Something to watch out for and do preventative replacements
    1998 Peugeot 406 D8SV Manual
    1999 Peugeot 406 D8ST Auto
    2002 Peugeot 406 D9SV Manual
    1994 Peuegot 306 N3 Cabriolet Manual
    1994 Peugeot 306 XR N3 Hatch
    1995 Peugeot 505 GTI executive
    1976 Peugeot 504 Sedan - Now sold

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    It's more an age related problem them Km's.
    Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years, so its good practice to do a physical check of all components at the same time.
    Considering that you should also change the coolant (and every other fluid not change at the regular service) every 2 years, its a good idea to do a complete safety check of the entire car at this time.

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