|> > They make special pliers for spring type clamps, if you can't get the
|> > one off by wrestling with it, maybe you can borrow the correct tool or
|> > up a cheap one someplace like Harbor Freight. You should always replace
|> > hoses as a matter of course. You want to go through this again for a
|> > hose? I usually slit them parallel to the nipple in several places with
|> > utility knife, makes removal much easier. And as others have said,
|> > DEFINITELY go with the screw type clamps. .
|> > Dan
|> Screw-type clamps allow leaks don't they? Seriously, I thought the reason
|> the industry went to spring-type clamps is that the spring-type clamps can
|> expand & contract as the engine heats up/cools down. Screw-type clamps
|> can't do that.
The hose between the clamp band and the water pump neck will handle all the
You can re-use the spring clamps sometimes, but I clean & dry the mating
surfaces and use Hylomar.
Rex in Fort Worth