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Old 04-19-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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Power steering hose clamp

Probably it's really simple, but could somebody please tell me how to tighten this type of hose clamp?



http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/32416751127/ES54907/


They look like Oetiker clamps, which I know how to tighten, but it seems the sample principle doesn't apply here.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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These are crimp-on clamps. One time use, replace after removing.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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Yes I know, I have a new set from the dealer. I only donīt know how/where to crimp them.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #4
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Just replaced my power steering pump myself and had to break that clamp apart. I ended up replacing with a regular hose clamp of proper size. No issues.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
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they are a pain in the ass to re-clip.

just put a normal hose clamp on it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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Might work....
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:06 AM   #7
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Yes a pair of blunt pincers worked, really easily actually. Because I was in a hurry I made another thread here, there is more info there. Thanks!
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