vacuum line overhaul time...sizes, clamps?
Dan Z. Johnson
danz at voicenet.com
Sat Jun 15 22:55:32 EDT 2002
I second Mark's procedure. I did the same on my '95 90q, after discovering a
broken vacuum line. A quick check showed that all the hoses near the engine
were on their way out. Exposure to high heat, I assume.
I used colored wire ties to correspond to the color code of the former, cloth
That was a year ago, so far, so good.
Marc Swanson wrote:
> I put all new rubber lines all around on my 4ktq. I found that Robins Auto
> Parts (a small FLAPS chain) carried everything I needed. I didn't actually
> use metric sized hose, just whatever SAE size was closest. Use the
> reinforced stuff when you can as it will last longer (they usually call it
> fuel hose).
> > Given how much of a royal PITA these things are to get off, I'm all
> > ears to alternatives. Dan had some little spring-like clips that
> > looked interesting; squeeze with pliers to widen, slip over, let go.
> > Anyone used these and found them suitable? Screw-type clamps won't
> > work in a couple of places, like the bypass valve w/the recessed
> > connection...
> for the clamps I ended up finding out that zip ties amazingly enough work
> great for the small vacuum connections. as long as whatever port you are
> sliding the hose onto has a flare on the end the zip tie should hold things
> down quite nicely. I used a flat bladed screwdriver and a pair of needle
> nose pliers to make sure I got them nice and snug.
> 87 4ktq
> 88 90q
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