Weeping reservoir hoses (green gold)

mallick at mail.utexas.edu mallick at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Jun 23 13:05:27 EDT 2004

I know that those OEM hose clamps are bad, but it appears that the hoses
themselves might be weeping.  I'll give the clamps a shot and see if it helps. 
I just hope I can get them off without breaking the hoses or the reservoir.


John M. (just passing 180K on the 200q)

Quoting Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>:

> You can just cut off the banded hoseclamp and replace with one you can
> tighten.  If the hose ends are really bad, you can trim off a 1/4 to 1/2
> inch before installing the hoseclamps.  I used all stainless on mine when I
> redid all the hoses in my engine compartment because the OEM stainless
> clamps with steel screws had rusted so badly in some cases I had to break
> the strap to get them off. 
> At 10:16 AM 6/23/2004 -0500, mallick at mail.utexas.edu wrote:
> >
> >
> >All of the small diameter hoses attached to the Pentosin reservoir in my
> car
> >seem to be weeping; just age, I guess.  I had the reservoir to pump hose
> fixed
> >by just replacing the hose after cutting off the fitting.  I trust I can
> do the
> >same with these other ones, since they're not under any pressure.  Any
> >

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