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    Hose clamps

    Is anyone uses some sort of quick connector instead of all of these hose clamps?

    Seems like all of the money in these skis we could use something a little more 21st century.

    Such as maybe something like this -

    High Pressure Quick Connect Hose Couplings


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    Holy $hit you just take your stuff apart too much!

    Clamps and Rings Products OETIKER International. I've got mine at McMaster, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5001craig View Post
    Holy $hit you just take your stuff apart too much!

    Clamps and Rings Products OETIKER International. I've got mine at McMaster, though.
    Very true, but I have read many a case of a hose popping off also. I thoght about oetiker and as long as the comprssion is good that should be a reasonable solution once you get good at removing them when needed.
    I know I can get various type of these at my local Lowes.

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    My RXT had oetikers (stock) and that type of clamp just seemed more sturdy to me; I NEVER had one pop off. For the more traditional clamps like the YAMs and KAWs have, I always make sure the fitting is spit spot clean B 4 I put the hose / hose clamp on. A quick spray of brake cleaner on the fitting and a wipe down does the trick for me. But you are on to something SHO Biz; seems there needs to be a technology uplift here . . .

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    I really like the T-bolt style clamp...reasonible priced too......SHObiz thats a hot avatar you got there!

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    T-bolt clams will break...at least they do in my case....the little strap part that holds the bar cracks......they look stupid but the oem car clams that are a wire spring you mash together keep solid tension all the time , I have not used them on a ski . they dont loosen up as the rubber takes a seat like worm gear clamps do. If its a critical application wipe a light coat of yamabond on the inside of the hose before clamping. The quick connects look cool and trick but I will stick to the simple SS worm clamps from marine store....imho

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    Those pinch-type factory clamps are disposable... once you pinch them to remove a hose they lose their tension and wont hold. Don't reuse them IMO.

    I ran into this many times in the Automotive business where a pinch type hose clamp caused a hose to pop off (only after reinstalled after a repair)

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    http://www.mubea.com/spring_band_clamp/index_start.html auto-adjust tension. Quick, more failsafe than anything other than a double clamp (if you have room). Need to turn the little meat hooks to a non-offending angle. Not stainless but still do pretty well. They have a heavy duty if you want to really crush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    http://www.mubea.com/spring_band_clamp/index_start.html auto-adjust tension. Quick, more failsafe than anything other than a double clamp (if you have room). Need to turn the little meat hooks to a non-offending angle. Not stainless but still do pretty well. They have a heavy duty if you want to really crush.


    My ski is full of those clamps and boy they suck! had my intercooler feed line leak straight from factory

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    Wow, Rick. From that company? I've seen similar but not as springy on import pickups (Chevy Luv, etc.). I started using this brand on my boat and haven't seen a problem. I'd better go check then! Thx.

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