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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:08 pm 
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Hey was just giving my ef a service and went to flush the radiator and found a weird hose clamp is used on the lower radiator hose - how the hell do you get it off.

It looks like the orginal ford one - not one that you can undo with a screw driver or small spanner.

help please - i feel like tool asking this question but it's in a hard to get at spot and has me stumped.
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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:14 pm 
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get a small screw driver and pry the cap thing off and its a normal clamp head under it.

i think it was fords way of finding out if some one's messing withthe car under warranty.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:20 pm 
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or is it the clamp wit 2 lugs that u use a pair of pliers with?

I use multigrips (goodones) to get those off

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:27 pm 
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msman you were right - I'd never seen one before as all the other little caps must have already been removed already.

Thanks for you help - problem solved
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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:34 pm 
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those small caps on the standard hose clamps were used by ford as a sheer type clamp to get the specified torque during fitting in the production line.

 

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