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Hi all, thinking of changing my engine bay rubber hoses to silicone. Have read here that they creep/shrink at the jubilee clips and so are prone to leaking.  Opinions please and does using other types of hose clip stop all such leaks,  what type is best ? Thanks. 

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20 hours ago, stevefh said:

Have read here that they creep/shrink at the jubilee clips and so are prone to leaking.  

It is always Good Practice to apply a non-hardening sealer to the mating areas of any hoses. A non-hardening sealer like Hylomar Blue is a favored approach. 

ESPECIALLY when used on aluminium pipes which often corrode.

https://www.amazon.com/Hylomar-172-148-Universal-Gasket-Sealant/dp/B00J4Z7N9I

 

 

BTW, on an Esprit, it is always useful to take pictures of the orientation of the jubilee clips before removal...don't ask me why I suggest that! 😨 😬

Atwell Haines

'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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