Weeping reservoir hoses (green gold)

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Wed Jun 23 13:44:53 EDT 2004

At 12:05 PM -0500 6/23/04, mallick at mail.utexas.edu wrote:
>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.

Once the old clamp is loosened (and removed) the hose isn't too 
difficult to twist/pry off. I suggest using a sharp razor blade and 
verrrry carefully make a longitudinal slit along the last 0.5" of the 
hose-end to ease its removal. Then once it's pulled off the reservoir 
nipple, completely cut off that small end section before reinstalling 
the hose (using a new hose clamp). The "fresh" section of rubber 
under the clamp  will be better compressed than the original segment 
and that might help stop the weeping. Otherwise, a new hose is the 


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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