This SAE Recommended Practice is intended for all vehicle hydraulic brake hoses. It is an accelerated test which is intended to provide the user with a method of comparing the ability of hydraulic brake hose designs to retard the ingress of moisture into brake fluid. This document specifies a laboratory performance requirement. ASTM D 1364 interlaboratory reproducibility and correlation of data have not been defined, nor has correlation been established between field vehicle brake fluid moisture content and data obtained by this document.
Sections 2.1.1 and 4 of this specification have been updated to create a reference to SAE J1703 and J1704 where previous revisions listed the referee brake fluid formulation for DOT 3 fluid only. The industry is trending towards use of both DOT 3 and DOT 4 for global applications, and the formulation of the referee fluids is changing more rapidly. A direct reference to the brake fluid specifications will provide more accurate information as these referee brake fluid formulations change.