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krazykuda submitted a new Article: Hose and Hose Clamp Basics Read more about this article here...
Good tips! Thanks!
krazykuda, excellent information for someone just getting started. There should be a section on here for just basic maintenance how toos. I know we have tech archives, but like a begginers section. You post a lot of good stuff. Thank you.
Thanks. Sometimes when I read posts from newbies and think that there should be some basic instructions for things that some of have been doing for years and take for granted that others know. Also, as you get older and get more experience, you learn more stuff you wish that you knew back when you were their age and starting out like them/we did back in the day and refine your procedures.
For those who like screw type clamps with out the rubber cutting the edges or flowing through the openings in the hose you should look at ABA clamps
Very nice write up!
Nice write up Karl! A basic/minor maintenance section would be good. PS, there is a cool thread on screw type hose clamps and using heat shrink on them to "hide" them.
Good stuff! Thanks for posting Professor Kuda.
Also, Shout out to Autodesk for the free student trial version of AutoCAD2015 that I used to make the drawings. I get a legal free download since I am taking AutoCAD classes at the local community college. So THANK YOU AUTODESK for the copy of AUTOCAD2015.
This is now posted in the How-to section. Let's not get it going sideways.... We don't want to scare away the newbies who may need this info....
It's a good one too Karl. A lot of us know this from years of experience.....er......uh......messin up, but it's nice to see it all in one place.
I'll just say, remember that if you're using "screw type" to check for tightness every once in a while. They will back off, especially after initial use.
Don't forget the quality of the screw type can vary. The last thing you want is to be stranded due to the failure of poor quality cheap product. Here's a general description...... I believe the EFI applications require a better quality clamp that is designed to not dig into the hose when tightened. Notice in the video the edges of the better clamps are tapered away from the hose.
X2, they are really worthwhile!
This is why I prefer the sprAng clamps. They don't back off. They just keep on squeezing. They also cover more area and cut into the hose much less.
Springs eventually relax over time, so is there a recommended replacement time on the spring loaded clamps? I would think the screw clamps would be better for this reason since you can tighten them periodically, but I have been wrong before.
I have found that some of the newer hoses have a thinner wall than the old hoses and that the repro wire spring clamps don't clamp tight enough,
Interesting... They are doing "cost reductions" (less material) in the aftermarket now.... :banghead:
Karl, here is that link about heat shrink and hose clamps. Pretty cool idea http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/showthread.php?t=154376&highlight=heatshrink
That does look cool. :cheers: Thanks for the link, Steve.
It is cool eh?? I keep forgetting to try it out.
Great post, I also like using the spring style clamps, The best supplier I have found for these and they are almost free. The local "pick in pull"
Any recommendations on the Corbin style clamps like the ones I used on the hose in the bottom of the picture? I had originally decided to use these on all my hoses until I realized how much they are a real pain in the @$$! And that is with the correct type wrench. My concern is ensuring that I have these clamps on far enough. They seem to be over the lip, but just behind it.
Your not kidding those things suck to install, even with the correct tool like you mentioned. One thing I noticed about them when I was installing them. Is that after I opened them up to get them over the hoses, they never really returned to the original size that I started with.
I can just imagine how much more difficult the larger radiator hose Corbin clamps will be after the difficulty I had with these smaller clamps. I was pretty aggravated by the end because I nicked up the new paint on my engine.