Thread: OEM Hose Clamps
04-15-2013, 10:42 PM #1
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.
Last edited by jimmy71; 04-17-2013 at 12:55 AM.
04-15-2013, 11:09 PM #2
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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 ?
04-15-2013, 11:42 PM #3
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.
04-16-2013, 07:00 AM #4
04-17-2013, 01:18 AM #5
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.
04-17-2013, 06:59 AM #6
04-17-2013, 10:56 AM #7
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- Homer, AK, D.F., MEX., Now San Antonio, TX
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
04-17-2013, 03:29 PM #8
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.
04-17-2013, 04:45 PM #9
04-17-2013, 04:53 PM #10
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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