Hose Fitting Removal Suggestion?

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Wed Jun 4 17:12:30 EDT 2003

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Hi Jobe,

Clamp the crimp in your bench vise with half exposed above the jaws.
Hacksaw thru the crimp on a 45 diagonal starting at the hose end.  Rotate
the crimp in the vice as necessary to saw around and thru the length of the
crimp.  Peel off the crimp with pliers or vice grip.  Pull hose from

The fitting end has a raised diameter, like a dull barb, over which the hose
and clamp fit.
BTDT last time, 4 or 5 yrs ago, I used a piece of heater hose, right size,
that I had in my junk box.  The fitting has an o-ring seal to the pump, need
not replace.  Use new worm screw clamps, as the original one to the
reservoir is junk.  Save the reservoir drain fluid in a can for reuse.
Remove the screen and clean in solvent with wife's tooth brush or eyebrow
brush, as far up into the passages as you can get.

I've also built my own hi press hose to the rack for cheap, reusing the old
hose ends.


From: "Jobe Tichy" <bimmer_dude at hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 22:41:17 +0000
To: b.benz at charter.net
Subject: Hose Fitting Removal Suggestion?

Hey Bernie:

Well, the part number quest I had a few weeks ago turned up getting me the
wrong return line hose (pump to reservoir line for a 200 10v which isn't
that different...but different enough) so I think I'm going to use your idea
of removing the hose from the fitting and clamping new hose on.

Do you have any suggestions/BTDT with removing the crimp, pulling off the
hose, or any other issues that may arise?  One question I have is what is
the best way to get that crimp off?  It appears to be on there really good.
Maybe some shears and some channel locks will get that off.  Also, you were
saying that the fitting is barbed?  I imagine it just mounts right on....I
am sure it is self explanatory from there on.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.



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