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 Post subject: Strange Radiator Hose Clamp
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:33 pm 
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The hose clamp on the top radiator hose on my 5.0 AU is a strange one... It looks like a conventional hose clamp but it is all round on the top and has no screwdriver slot in it.
Anyone seen one of them before? And how would I go about removing it should I need to replace the radiator hose in the future? I'm guessing a set of pliers perhaps?

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:02 pm 
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revcore wrote:
The hose clamp on the top radiator hose on my 5.0 AU is a strange one... It looks like a conventional hose clamp but it is all round on the top and has no screwdriver slot in it.
Anyone seen one of them before? And how would I go about removing it should I need to replace the radiator hose in the future? I'm guessing a set of pliers perhaps?


Yes...it means it wasn't P.D'd properly back when it was new.
P.D. = Pre Delivery Check.
That "cap" is removeable with a pair of pliers, and you will see a normal screwdriver slot.
It is a "shear bolt" for want of a better word, for when they do them up in the factory...do them up till they snap off.
Chances are, several of them will still be on there.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Cheers for the reply. Thats excellent news... Many thanks mate.
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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:45 pm 
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my au still has them on the lower radiator hose, so did the mrs au untill i changed tha radiator and hose...
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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:43 pm 
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I did often wonder about those. Felt quite silly when I worked out you just pulled the end off with pliers.
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