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Old 12-07-2009, 07:22 AM   #1
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Finding a Good Hose Clamp



Anyone know of a good hose clamp to buy? Others must be having this problem too. Over the past few years, I've had problems with worm-type clamps that loosen up over time (I've tried C/T and Napa). I've even tried using Permatex thread lock on the head without success. Specifically, this happens at the upper radiator neck and on the power steering reservoir hose. For the radiator, this leads to leaks and ultimately a broken rad neck (if you keep on tightening it down). For the p/s, it leads to a squealing pump (my main concern right now). I know Pelican Parts sells German clamps which they claim do not cut into the rubber but I'm not sure if they're any better for not loosening up.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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It's not the clamps, the rubber gets worn over time n loose.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:17 AM   #3
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No, it is the clamps.

One week ago, I tightened the p/s reservoir clamps. The pump was perfectly quiet for 3/4 days. By this past weekend, it's been starting to make noises again.

On my Honda, I had a persistent upper rad hose leak that I only managed to eliminate by using 2 clamps. I wish I could do that for my p/s problem, but I don't think the nipple is long enough. I don't have this problem on my BMW anymore because I switched over to an all-aluminum rad and I can tighten the clamp as tight as I want.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:32 AM   #4
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instead of tightening the hell out of the clamp, replace the hose, they get hard and brittle at the ends with age.
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:40 PM   #5
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Try big trucks dealers such as Volvo, Freightliner, Pererbuilt, KW etc.
Also Transaxle parts or any other heavy duty parts supplier.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:40 AM   #6
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All hose clamps are not created equally....DTC can prob. help you. 416-321-0990
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:40 PM   #7
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T-spring clamps are the best, but shouldn't be necessary if everything else is fine.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:57 PM   #8
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Oetiker in Alliston makes all OEM clamps.. but these are the ones that once they are on, they're on for good.. plus, i don't think they sell to the public..
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:48 PM   #9
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Any idea where to pick up some t-clamps? I don't think Napa carries them; they only had worm-type clamps when I went there. Are there any auto-supply stores by the airport that might carry them?

DTC sounds like they might have some half decent clamps, but they're way out in the east end and I don't want to drive across town just for a couple of clamps. How about fastener shops like Brofasco?
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:51 PM   #10
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^^ Princess Auto in the hydraulics section
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:52 PM   #11
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use some loctite on the hoseclamp screw
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:55 PM   #12
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I don't know if Fairview sells over the counter, but you could try them

http://www.fairviewfittings.com/products3.html?id=461

They are by the Airport, iirc.
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Cisco is another that comes to mind
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Cisco is another that comes to mind
They don't sell to the public.

Your best bet is Traction or any class 8 truck dealer. Traction will have the best price for a non-account cash customer.
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