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What tool?

Postby Ian T » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:31 am

Hi everyone

Can anyone please tell me what sort of tool is used to remove the hose clips, and also the proper name for them as well. I have googled away but ended up buying the wrong thing. Any recs on best place to buy would also be wonderful.

Mind you what are your thoughts please on their effectiveness and would I be better off by just replacing the clips with the more modern worm drive type.

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Re: What tool?

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:52 pm

Oetiker Clips.

They come in different sizes and single or double-eared.

Clips and tools available on Ebay.

I remove them by opening up the 'ear' with pointed pliers or a screwdriver to loosen the grip.

However, I much prefer to use Fuel Injection Clamps - NOT the Jubilee worm drive clips which are unsafe for fuel lines due to their ability to work loose.
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Re: What tool?

Postby windmill john » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:55 pm

Oetiker Clips.

They come in different sizes and single or double-eared.

Clips and tools available on Ebay.

I remove them by opening up the 'ear' with pointed pliers or a screwdriver to loosen the grip.

However, I much prefer to use Fuel Injection Clamps - NOT the Jubilee worm drive clips which are unsafe for fuel lines due to their ability to work loose.

I’ll be honest Ced, I use stainless Jubilee clips, relying on the fact that when they are done up, there is opposite resistance from the slightly compressed hose line. Now set in stone because of the grief I had removing an Oetiker clip without the right tool ](*,) ](*,)


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Re: What tool?

Postby CaptAirhead » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:40 pm

I've always used Jubilee clips or Spring clips. I've never had one work loose ever. I've never liked Oetiker clips as they are a pain to remove and are not re-usable. Fuel injection clamps are OK too.
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Re: What tool?

Postby Ian T » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:47 pm

Well thanks guys very helpful. Think I'll go with the fuel injection clamps they look the easiest and appear safe.

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Re: What tool?

Postby Lela » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:04 pm

I've never had one work loose ever. I've never liked Oetiker clips as they are a pain to remove and are not re-usable


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