so much for the replacement hose

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at
Sat May 18 08:37:16 EDT 2002

Maybe there is merit to the saying, If you want it done right, do it
yourself.  At least, the only bitch you have is concerning your own


> From: CL Wong <montesawong at>
> Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 07:04:34 -0700 (PDT)
> To: 200q <200q20v at>
> Subject: RE: so much for the replacement hose
>> So much for the "2800psi rating" the guy bragged
>> about.  "Oh, that's
>> way strong enough, we used some real tough stuff."
> Brett,
> When I had my pump->rack hose rebuilt 3 times one week
> 2 or 3 years ago.....
> first time: hose was too short by 3 inches
> second time: hose burst within 2 seconds of starting
> the engine.  Cause: ends were not aligned properly and
> the hose got twisted inorder to mount them
> third time: guy used aeroquip 4,000 or 6,000 psi hose
> (I forget which) and it has held so far.  Hose ends
> still did not line up and the hose now oozes a tiny
> bit of fluid such that the hose is sticky to the
> touch.
> I can't rebuild my hose again, nor do I want to.
> Everytime the hose is rebuilt the ends take a certain
> amount of stress and it looks as though 3x is about
> the max number of times you can rebuild.

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