Samco hose clamps etc...

Patrick Yam pkyam at
Thu Sep 25 14:46:55 EDT 2003

What kind of hoses were used in the RS2 build?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua C" <smuckycat at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 1:25 PM
Subject: Samco hose clamps etc...

> I got the SAMCO hoses over a year ago and have not had a problem with
> loosening clamps (I went and checked today just to be sure).  I got my
> clamps at a West Marine shop as most boating hardware is SS, I took the
> hoses in with me to size the clamps.  They are made by Shields Rubber, I
> belive that the nuts may be nylon  filled, or some high temp plastic (my
> recollection, can't see easily) in a steel shell.  I had to use a
> traditional style hose clamp on the BPV..but again no problems.  The
> threaded rods on the clamps were too long and I had to buzz them off once
> installed.  The hoses are a tight fit but I removed the intercooler and
> cleaned it and replaced the O-ring at the same time so I belive it made it
> easier.
> Advantages...well they don't rot due to oil collection, and you don't need
> to worry about them blowing.  Plus they look cool.  ( they have similar HP
> gains to painted calipers)
> Good Luck!
> Joshua Cummings
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