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    OEM Hose Clamps

    Not sure if anyone has talked about this but as I had the day off I decided to give the intercooler a flush and whilst in there give all the hoses a check as you do. I came across a broken hose clamp (not a water line thankfully). I suppose all the vibrations and knocks do have a toll on certain things in the engine bay. As a result I changed a handful of hose clamps with a better quality clamp for peace of mind.Click image for larger version. 

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    You been talking to NMR eh jimmy lol. Yea I've seen them break before not that common though how many hrs ya got now ?

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    Tommy I think 70+ hours so far but always good to spend 10 mins when intercooler is out to look around. I might find a pot of gold one day.

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    What kind of clamps did you use?

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    Steve I was told that the OEM clamps were average quality so I found a store locally that sells stainless steel and found good quality stainless clamps. Not sure who manufactures them but they seemed a better grade stainless for what I wanted.

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    Worm gear clamps suck.

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    Had good luck with Swedish clamps for decades. A few years ago, I started using a German constant pressure spring clamp and I love them, save the ends projecting to gouge flesh. The Chinese have copying the look of things down pretty well... their metallurgy is crap, tho - Wouldn't go there, and my guess is that that is exactly what Kawasaki does. Almost look like an AWAB but not quite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GH1po8kP9c8

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    The clamps only broke because of the canons Jimmy has hanging off the end of his shoulders. Sometimes he doesn't even know his own strength.

    I heard Jimmy even needed to adjust his torque wrench a little, because the average 45nm bolts seemed too loose for him. It's a little out of spec but at least Jimmy knows everything is tight. I did say to him, that anything under 45 now, to just do up with his finger tips to be safe.

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    Is that you rice?

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    Shoot, my 150lb soaking wet self breaks those from time to time. Tight enough to squeeze but not enough to break.

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