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Old 01-31-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
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Hello,
How tight are the clamps on the radiator hoses supposed to be? I think I saw somewhere about measuring the length of the clamp where the screw goes through on the OEM style clamps. It's just that the wire clamps from the factory are a bit harder to "feel" when they are tightened down.

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Old 02-01-2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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Tighten with light to very moderate force until it won't tighten anymore, you should be able to feel it. Just don't go crazy and crank down on it.
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Old 02-01-2005, 11:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response... I noticed that the guys that tighten the clamps down at the factory must use an impact wrench to tighten the clamps down .

I'm thinking of just upgrading the clamps since I already see some cracks in the rubber where the hose has been clamped too tight.

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Old 02-02-2005, 01:01 AM   #4
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If you see cracks in the rubber, I would just go ahead and replace the rad hoses with some silicone hoses the next time you change your coolant.

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Old 02-02-2005, 11:20 PM   #5
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I tighten to a tolerance where I cannot twist the hose loose or unseat it in any way.

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