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Old 20-09-2014, 14:26   #31
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Re: Water In Bottom Of Engine Compartment

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fjwiley's right on this. Good one, mate!

"Jubilee clips", known to Yanks as "hose clamps" can sometimes unscrew themselves just from engine vibration. Ann's suggestion: double up on them where possible, and make sure it's easy to check them from time to time.

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There is a product (unhappily I do not remember the name) in form of gel. You put it onto the neck of the metal pipe before installing the hose and hose clamp. It add to water proofing and dampens the vibration. Next - what about some Loctite on hose clamp screws?

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Old 20-09-2014, 15:51   #32
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Re: Water In Bottom Of Engine Compartment

Hose clamps do not un-screw themselves. It is a matter of the hose cold flowing, through numerous hot/cold cycles, releasing some clamp pressure..
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There is a product (unhappily I do not remember the name) in form of gel. You put it onto the neck of the metal pipe before installing the hose and hose clamp. It add to water proofing and dampens the vibration. Next - what about some Loctite on hose clamp screws?

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Loctite has negligible gap filling ability, needs snug thread fit, doubt it would help on a clamp
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Re: Water In Bottom Of Engine Compartment

Agree about the Loctite...wouldn't be any benefit. Quality SS clamps are critical but many are not true SS... I love my little magnet. Some store personnel don 't like it when I pull it out to test them....


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Agree about the Loctite...wouldn't be any benefit. Quality SS clamps are critical but many are not true SS... I love my little magnet. Some store personnel don 't like it when I pull it out to test them....


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I buy mine at McMaster or Grainger where they list which part is which alloy
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