Six Star OEM clutch hydraulic hose, includes hose and both compression gaskets for installation.
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This hose serves to move hydraulic fluid in between the clutch master and slave cylinders. Over time the rubber gets weak and can leak, leading to premature failure of other hydraulic components and in some cases even the clutch itself if the fluid gets low enough and the clutch remains partially engaged.
If you inspect your hose and find it damp or wet, or have mysterious fluid loss in the master cylinder, replace this hose immediately. In many cases if the fluid has gotten low, or you have had symptoms of the clutch pedal sticking to the floor in warm weather or traffic, we also recommend replacement of the other hydraulic components at the same time. This includes the master cylinder and slave cylinder, both of which can be found through our online store. These are Six Star OEM parts but are the exact same ones you would find in the box directly from Subaru.
When repairing, refill and bleed with DOT4 brake fluid or equivalent.
At Smart Service (and Smart Quality Parts), we have been carrying and using the Six Star brand in our repair facility for over 15 years. Since the majority of our in-house technicians are Subaru factory trained we understand the benefit and need for correctly fitting and functioning replacement parts. The benefit of being an independent facility is that we are not required to use the Genuine Subaru stamped parts but unlike other independents, we didn't want to use aftermarket parts just to cut costs and increase our margins.
We found Six Star in that search for the perfect balance between OEM quality and a more affordable price by cutting Subaru out as a middleman. We supplement with the Genuine Subaru parts where we feel that is needed or required if Six Star doesn't manufacture a certain part, but we mostly use Six Star because more often than not the part is identical to what you would buy at the dealer.
The description below outlines the color and sticker system on the parts you may receive. Please know that 90%+ of the Six Star parts we carry are the Gold Star OEM designation and the Red Star options are just as good in our opinion (see our replacement oil filter for example, you can see it cut open next to a Genuine Subaru filter there is no difference at all).
We offer our own private Six Star label parts that identifies OEM parts with a gold star:
and alternative source parts with a red star: