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Old 03-05-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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These shitty *** auto whatever clamps aren't cutting it for my 1/2" oil drain line. I've looked around JEGS for a bit but can't find anything a little bit thicker and heavy duty that your typical autozone clamp. These little ******* don't tighten down hard enough and start spinning freely. I thought I remembered seeing hose clamps that were 3-4 times wider than your normal hose clamps....Thanks.
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get proper slip on hose.
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Or build an AN line with reusable hose ends from summitracing. an-8 I think. I bought stainless steel hose for the heat protection up by the turbo. Straight on one end, 45* on the other, into 1/2npt-an8 adapters. The 45* had to be bashed to a 37* bend to clear the steering column.
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It's not dripping, just puts a slight coat of oil on the pan after a couple weeks. I just need a better clamp.
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I think it might be fuel line hose clamps...I think I'll buy a pack of those and see if that does the trick.


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Try a t-bolt clamp. They're thicker too. Might be hard to find that small, but it's something to search for. NAPA also has "constant torque" clamps which can hold much better. The worm is also covered so it doesn't dig into the hose. Ask for those.

They're kinda in between standard clamps and t-bolt clamps
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I was thinking about getting some of these:

FUEL INJECTION HOSE CLAMPS 10 PC.S FOR 3/8" ID FI HOSE : eBay Motors (item 200332310359 end time Mar-12-10 05:30:53 PST)

It says it has a clamping diameter of 9/16 to 5/8...which would meet my hose diameter of 1/2...
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You can get that style of clamp at any auto parts store. They're generally referred to as fuel injection hose clamps. Certainly no reason to pay $10.45 for them and wait for shipping.

Not sure if they'll have the size you need. Even 5/8" seems pretty small to me for an oil drain line. Remember, those clamps are sized for the outside diameter of the hose.
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Jesus ******* christ, does it take a god damn week to find a hose clamp?
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It does in Redneck Tejas.
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Intercooler Pipe Fabrication - Silicone Intake Systems Auto Parts Seriously.

PTFE -10 Stainless steel hose: $3.99/ft AN Braided Stainless Steel Lines

-10 Straight end: $6.99/each Aluminum -10AN Fittings

-10 to 1/2" NPT (I THINK Thats the correct size NPT?) $3.99/each Nitrous Oxide Braided Stainless Steel Adaptor

Yahzee!!

$30.00 plus shipping for that **** to be securez. You get the point...
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Found these:
Constant-Torque Hose Clamp - PartsSystems


And the 1/2 fitting I have it already jb welded on the pan so there is no switching out fittings...
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Problem solved:

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