Yes, what he said. I was reading up over at the GL188 site and see they have issues with the hose getting spongy. I can't imagine that it is much of a noticeable effect on the conversion. Would that be correct? Also noted most chimed in and said they get changed basically because of uninformed owners not getting them bled and changing the hose to SS. Interesting. I'm not gonna run around educating them, since I'm planning to buy one of thier cast-offs!