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Old 10-23-2012, 12:47 PM   #13212
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Originally Posted by WDE46 View Post
Correct. They are a stupid design. You have to use pliers to retighten them. You can loosen them with a flathead but the bolt is designed so it can only be turned counterclockwise with a flathead (stupid). It's the most infuriating simple thing I've ever seen. There is absolutely no reason for these retarded clamps. Whoever specified them ought to be shot.
I believe they're one time use clamps not designed to be re-used. You can see the safety aspect of it. Replacing fuel filter and they don't want you reusing old rusty weak clamps only to leak gas all over the hot exhaust area. Just cut them off. no biggy. need to be replaced anyway
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