As long as you have no leak, and the hose is not bulging like a balloon, you should be OK. But, remember, hydraulic brakes are very high pressure, so when you can, please do the R&R. Good to know you keep a close eye on aging components!!
Of course there are. I have a couple on a box in my garage waiting for the day I do a fluid change. They are stainless steel braided hoses if you want to be pedantic, and everyone just says "stainless" and is easily understood. Yes, changing the hoses is not a requirement when doing the fluid, but a fluid change is the perfect moment to replace a hose with a cracking outer sheath which is not an emergency fix.BTW there are no SS hoses.
Internals are still rubber, where it meets the fluid, outer covering is nothing but show and does not contribute to longer life!They are stainless steel braided hoses
Actually it depends on your definition of "last". Every manufacturer that I have researched and manufacturers recommend DOT4 be changed every two years and DOT3 every three years. Its written on the bottle.Dot 3 is good for 10 years or 150K, the hoses have nothing to do with the fluid and are just a service item. BTW there are no SS hoses.
If cracks are appearing then would not be a bad time to replace!
That is not correct.The outer covering on Aeroquip lines is woven stainless steel and the inner liner is PTFE - Teflon.Internals are still rubber, where it meets the fluid, outer covering is nothing but show and does not contribute to longer life!
I understand it is difficult to drive brave when you don't have faith in your brakes!That is not correct.The outer covering on Aeroquip lines is woven stainless steel and the inner liner is PTFE - Teflon.
I have always made up my own lined for my race cars and they last pretty much forever, barring mechanical issues - I had one line where the steel braiding must have hit a stone or some such and it broke one or two of the steel strands of the outer sheath, which resulted in a pinhole through the inner plastic layer. Fortunately I discovered this right before my race. Unfortunately I needed the race credits so I disconnected the line (it was a rear on a live axle car) and stuck spare bleed nipple in the union and went out and raced without rear brakes.
Interestingly, there was only about a second per lap difference in average lap time and that may have been a result of me knowing that I was running without rear brakes.