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walfy



Member Since: 29 Aug 2007
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Flexi Brake Lines
I have a project in the garage that I'm slowly working on. It's a Polaris 425 6x6 quad with tipping rear bed.
It's sat for a few years, the frame is very good but the tipping box is shot. Needs a new one built.
But I am struggling with, every now and again when I turn the ignition off, the engine continues to run, I then block the air intake and it stalls out. Would it reasonable of my thought process to think it's the ignition switch that is faulty?
Secondly, the farmer who had it before me couldn't get any pressure in the brakes so fitted new calipers but in the process rounded off every brake union in the whole system. There are only flexi lines and Ploaris doesn't make/stock these anymore. So I'm after making them myself.
Is there a sensibly priced kit that would facilitate me in making flexi pipes? Google isn't helping at the minute. 110 D250 SE HT
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Ianh



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Have a chat with Pirtek , they have a branch in Westbury https://www.pirtek.co.uk/service-centres/westbury/, they stock many parts and can make bespoke hoses for most hydraulic applications.
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walfy



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Many thanks. Hadn't thought about them. I thought they were always for big industrial/plant applications 110 D250 SE HT
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Bps



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Brake lines
Try pioneer 4x4
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walfy



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With the quad being so old I have no idea of the thread pattern for each union.
I had hoped to either biuy a kit that allows me to make my own unions or take it somewhere and just give them my current lines and they just give me a new set that I could just fit 110 D250 SE HT
110 USW SOLD
RRE HSE Dynamic Gone, wife killed it
VOLVO XC60 R Dynamic with some toys

Polaris RZR 900XP SOLD
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John P



Member Since: 26 Dec 2013
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Why not get your own built, by someone like this? https://auto.helperformance.com/custom-car-braided-brake-lines
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walfy



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@ John P. Not knowing what Polaris used in the late 90's is the issue. If I could be 100% sure what thread they used it would be easier. 110 D250 SE HT
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RRE HSE Dynamic Gone, wife killed it
VOLVO XC60 R Dynamic with some toys

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Post #1024373 11th Feb 2024 5:38pm
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John P



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What about getting a gauge to check?

https://www.mfcp.com/our-blog/bid/76568/Th...rake-Lines

As part of my tap&die set I have a metric gauge to check thread pitch. Maybe you can get something to check the thread pitch and diameter? I suspect this won't be easy, as I had a job trying to identify some non metric threads. Big Cry
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walfy



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Thread gauge is a great idea. Found this company Car Builder Solutions. They sell a gauge for £6. So thats my first order and go from there 110 D250 SE HT
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RRE HSE Dynamic Gone, wife killed it
VOLVO XC60 R Dynamic with some toys

Polaris RZR 900XP SOLD
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landy andy



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“Would it reasonable of my thought process to think it's the ignition switch that is faulty?”
Should it be stopped via a fuel cutoff solenoid? I think it probably is, and that is where I would start my checks.
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walfy



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Would something from the 90's have such a cut off solenoid? 110 D250 SE HT
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RRE HSE Dynamic Gone, wife killed it
VOLVO XC60 R Dynamic with some toys

Polaris RZR 900XP SOLD
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donmacn



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Certainly 300Tdis have one on the back of the fuel pump, and I’d imagine the 200s as well. It should be an easy enough thing to check. At one point my car started ‘hesitating’ - the fuel solenoid wire was barely connected. Crimped on a new connector and the problem disappeared completely.

In the Bosch VE pump (tdis at least) the solenoid allows the engine to run. I guess it could also be configured to cut the fuel delivery on power off…? But the key term there is ‘guess’ - sorry I hadn’t realised this wasn’t a Landy Embarassed Donald

1994 Defender 300Tdi 110 SW - owned since 2002 - 230k miles and going strong
(The 'rolling restoration' or tinkering thread: http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic58538.html )
2000 Range Rover P38 4.0L V8

in the past..
RR classic - fitted with 200Tdi
1984 RR classic - V8 with ZF auto box
1993 Discovery 300Tdi

not to mention the minis and the Type 2 VW camper...
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landy andy



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walfy wrote:
Would something from the 90's have such a cut off solenoid?


Yes. And the more basic the application the more chance of having one.
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LiftedDisco



Member Since: 17 Aug 2014
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If you need some flexis making up, try Furore Products - They have made bespoke flexis for me in colour of choice and are cracking folks…
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NickMc



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Northern Ireland 2006 Defender 90 Td5 HT Bonatti Grey
Try David at llama 4x4 01952 825732 he makes brake hoses to order Thumbs Up
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