Hose clamps

auditude at cox.net auditude at cox.net
Tue Sep 23 15:02:07 EDT 2003


Those look both nice (effective) and affordable!

If someone already know the answer, would they mind telling me which sizes would be best for a 200q20v?

I too am getting Samco hoses for mine, which is halfway done getting its tranny and clutch replaced (yay!).

(Yes I know could measure them myself, but I have no internet access at home and I would like to order them today before I'm at home, to install them along with the hoses at the same time.)



Fred Munro munrof at sympatico.ca wrote:
Hi Igor;
I used Breeze constant torque clamps on my Samco hoses
They are impressively heavy-duty and have held just fine, although I have
not chipped the car.
Fred Munro
'94 S4
-----Original Message-----
From: s-car-list-admin at audifans.com
[mailto:s-car-list-admin at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Igor Kessel
Sent: September 18, 2003 9:36 PM
To: Audi S-list
Cc: Audi Q-list
Subject: [s-cars] Hose clamps
I've been sucessefully using the SS, rolled clamps from McMaster for my
hoses. Now with the full Samco treatment under the hood I have made a
sad discovery. The hoses work themselves loose within a couple of
months. Last time the hose blew off at 7,000 and 24 psi of boost as I
was racing a neu S4. With a very loud "POP" to my embarassment. It's the
one which connects to the BOV thru the barb to the turbo-to-crosspipe. I
fixed it on the side of the road with the phillips screwdriver to the
joy of the onlookers.
Last night as I was changing the oil I decided to go over all of the
clamps with the 7mm socket just for the hell of it. Guess what? Every
damn hose clamp was loose! They turn into regular mainetence items. What
a PITA! I feel this is happening because the Si Samco hoses are so sleek
to the touch.
So, the inquiring minds would like to know what the cat's meow in the
world of the turbo hose clamps?
Igor Kessel
two turbo quattros>>

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