[200q20v] "Easy Clamp" for small dia. vac/press. hoses

Brett Dikeman brett at pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net
Sat Sep 2 13:35:47 EDT 2000

On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Phil Rose wrote:

> How to clamp certain Audi small-diameter vacuum or pressure hoses?  The
> factory often installs a crimped-on single-use clamp, but after it's
> removed we're faced with a problem of how to resecure. In my experience,
> such tiny sizes (for 0.25- 0.3 inch dia. hose) of screw-drive hose clamp
> aren't carried in many automotive supply outlets. Also there can be a
> problem of insufficient clearance for the bulky screw-drive of an ordinary
> hose clamp

I accidentally came across the homepage of a guy who owns one of those
strange Chrysler/Maseratti lovechild coupes(TC's is apparently the lingo
for them.)

What caught my attention was a line about how screw-type hose clamps are
garbage(damage the hose, uneven clamping, pain to work with, etc) and to
use the "factory clamps" from the dealer.

Hmm, I said to myself.  I'd like to see one of those clamps, I mused.

BTW, if you've never tried, use a socket instead of a screwdriver on those
clamps.  It is about a -thousand- times easier and makes working on things
like the TBV -so- much easier, especially if you use a flexdrive
shaft.  Haven't used a screwdriver since.  I believe it's a 6mm socket.


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