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The saga continues. Under the bus replacing the airbags. You really have no idea of how much is going on under there until you jack it up it go under. I will admit it is a bit frightening.

Got a close up look at the rear brake chambers as I was removing the rear drive axle bags. Came across this rotted hose on the brake chamber.

#1 What is the function of this hose?
#2 Can I buy a replacement and install. Instead replacing entire chamber?

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Erwin
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Looks like a vent, not to worry, I could be wrong.
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Picture may not be that great. The hose comes out of one end and into the other end of the chamber. Runs on the side. Couldn’t imagine it’s a high pressure air line. But I am searching for leaks.
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Jeff L will know. As far as I do, yes. I’m on my phone and can’t see the pics too good. All the chambers I crossed the hoses came off. You can get them pretty easy. Might have to go a little long and tie down. Better then short. Most likely be for some other application. Got to remember the rubber diaphragm. That’s why I did all my bags, chambers and hoses at the same time. I paid someone in my case. But I did work on them when I was younger.
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Mike H is right. They are breather tubes.. low pressure, nothing too crucial. I would definitely air up the bus and have someone apply the brakes and listen for leaks, especially the hoses and chambers. The service brakes do not have air pressure on them unless someone is pushing the brake treadle. This will be easier if you use air supplied to the schrader valve next to the curbside of the engine, a small portable compressor will do the job. Just needs to be able to build 120 psi.

Take a look at this:
https://mgmbrakes.com/files/1115/499...FINAL_Rev2.pdf

And if you want to replace them:
https://www.finditparts.com/products...UaAhS5EALw_wcB
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No matter what you do,be very very careful under that bus.
We have lost good friends when something went wrong and the bus came down on them,its a slow painful death.
Not many survive that kind of accident.


And messing with those brake cans can kill you too,or take a hand off,be careful.
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Hi Erwin,

I concur with Randy. Be very careful as the tension on the springs in the chambers is extremely high.

I have changed the breather hoses, but will tell you for me it was a time intensive job. The problem is the piece of the hose which inserts into the chamber for the top position is in a location where you must use a mirror to see it. I was able to get the other one in place reasonably easy. It is on the front of the chamber and you can see it easily.

In any case, caution and patience with this job is key.

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Jeff
Thanks for the link to the brake chamber manual. And extra thanks for the link to buy new hoses. Little parts like this are very time consuming to locate sometimes.

Much Thanks
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