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PCV Valve & Connector Hose Replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen - 2003 - 2006' started by Mako825, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. bigdogchrisl

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    Oh, and just by the by, Hamfisted as the nicest set of under8008s I've ever laid eyes on...
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    Almighty jungle site....Amazon

    Hamfisted listed link above.

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    Well, part of the bargain for me doing my own small repairs and maintenance items, is that I buy the tools needed for the job with the money I save. Then I have the tools for the next go around. I don't have a pair of pliers for the 2 Constant Tension clamps on this PVC hose assembly. I've used my small vise-grip locking pliers in the past for jobs like this. But, they aren't great for tight spaces. I may re-post this as a general forum question, but was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for the best brand of pair of pliers to buy (or ones to avoid buying) for these Constant Tension clamps? Constant Tension hose clamp.JPG
     
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    I do the same. I recently bought a whole set of hose clamp pliers from Wish for $29, in it is a set of locking pliers specifically for these. Ill try and find a link.

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    Of course I avoid Chinese tools, but in a pinch I bought a pair of hose clamp locking pliers from China at Advance Auto Parts. It's better than nothing, but I often reach for needle nose pliers instead as the Chinese tool is frustrating to use and often fails to lock properly. Buy the best stuff you can afford. If it says CHINA on it, you'll curse it every time you try to use it.
     
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    Good Advice Trainmaster!

    I ended up finding a pair of SE Tools 860G pliers (Made in the U.S.A) with a locking clasp for under $15 on Amazon.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MVB5XS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    They arrived today and appear to be well-suited for the job. You'll need something beefier for a radiator hose, but for these small and medium-sized hoses (like on the PVC assembly), they will do fine.

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    Yup, they are a little more than passable. Certainly made the case for spending $45 as I also have 2 VW's that have those damn clamps everywhere.
    I pinched my finger one too many times with pliers, even the ones I grooved out to hold better. Stupid blood blisters hurt....

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    I agree, like 90% of the time - except more and more it doesn't matter what it says on it, it still came from the same place...only difference is the "Made in Merica" sticker was made in China too . .

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    That’s what I ordered for my ‘04 Eddie Bauer. Tried to find something at an auto part store... unfortunately, they don’t carry it. Didn’t have time to research an alternate resource (visited my daughter at college to repair), so I ended up grabbing from Ford for approximately $110!!!
     

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