"Bucking" around

Dave morpheus0213 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 2 21:23:53 EDT 2002

another good idea is to get urself some brass piping..
cut it into 1/4" pieces and cinch it with needlenose
pliers.. i tried this with my new steelbraided vac
lines and its a lovely fit :)

--- Phil Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> At 5:59 PM -0700 6/17/02, Neil Vonhof wrote:
> >
> >So the question I have is how do you guys deal with
> this? Is there a tried
> >and true way to get that hose fully on (and maybe
> clamped) so that it stays
> >put? I am using the stock vac. hose which I have
> thoroughly inspected and
> >found to be in good shape. I know about the idea of
> replacing and re-routing
> >the hose away from it's normal path - away from the
> heat, but my hose is in
> >good condition so I have yet to have the need to do
> that. Is there hose
> >around with a slightly larger inside diameter that
> would more easily slide
> >on and then use a clamp?
> below is a copy of my Sept 2000 post about just this
> situation. It
> might be what you need:
> Phil
> >>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 An example of this is the vac/boost
> hose that controls the
> >>throttle over-run shutoff valve (affectionately
> known as turbo bypass).
> >>This valve has a hose nipple that is recessed in
> the valve body and doesn't
> >>provide much (any?) room for a conventional
> screw-drive clamp.
> >>
> >>However I recently came upon an item that may
> serve well in some of these
> >>situations: the "Easy Clamp". This type of clamp
> is a familar looking
> >>little band of spring-steel that is operated
> (loosened) by using ordinary
> >>pliers to squeeze a set of opposing tabs.  When
> you let go, the clamp
> >>tightens by spring-action. The clamp size should
> be selected so that it
> >>slides on  over the empty hose with some
> resistance (or with a little
> >>speading); then it will provide substantial
> holding force after a fitting
> >>(e.g., hose nipple) is inserted. Some layers of
> tape might be used if the
> >>clamp is slightly oversized. I've just used
> several of these clamps to
> >>secure the hoses to a small T-fitting that feeds
> my boost gauge.
> >>
> >>I haven't had a chance to verify that this type of
> clamp will actually fit
> >>at the turbo bypass valve nipple, but I expect it
> should work (gripping it
> >>with needle-nose pliers). I've seen two sizes:
> 1/4" and 3/8" (hose O.D.;
> >>there may be a 5/16" available as well as larger
> sizes.) I wouldn't
> >>recommend these be used where holding power is
> critical (oil, brake,
> >>coolant) but they seems like a useful kind of
> clamp for boost and vac
> >>lines. I found mine at Lowe's--located in the
> plumbing department's display
> >>of brass pipe and tubing (compression) fittings.
> The supplier is
> >>Anderson-Barrows (p/n A-88 and A-190 for the 1/4"
> and 3/8' size,
> >>respectively.) I'm sure they're also listed in
> many catalogs.
> --
> Phil Rose
> Rochester, NY
> mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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