Re: Water hoses in engine room
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You have some good questions and it will be interesting to read the input. I can tell that for myself I try to only use the Shields exhaust hose below waterline and always double clamp those connections with the best 316 grade stainless clamps I can find. Sometimes you will have hose Barb's that are too short for the double clamps, try to change those out with longer ones if you can. The ABA brand hose clamp has been pretty good for me. Look for a hose clamp with a band that has the teeth for the gear rolled into in rather than being cut through it as the latter are more prone to breakage in my experience. The exhaust hose is not cheap but it's well constructed and has been very reliable. The hose also seems to resist damage from engine oil and can handle a lot more heat than a vinyl hose. For a hose run that is subjected to any suction or has anything more than a very gentle bend, the hose needs to a reinforcement to prevent collapse. In the case of the exhaust hose this will be a wire spiral that will require some decent side cutters to get through. If you pull a bit on the wire when cutting the sharp end of the wire will bury itself back into the hose. Best of luck with your project.
On Aug 17, 2020 1:10 PM, Vic Fryzel <vic.fryzel@...> wrote: