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Anyone install braided engine hose kit?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JST12, Feb 23, 2001.

  1. JST12

    JST12 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, this stuff is hard to work with. Does anyone have any tips on installing the braided stainless hose covering? I cut it with tape on the end to prevent unravelling, but how do you get it over long lengths of rubber hose without messing up the braiding. I did a fuel line and it looks like crap. I'm sure it get's easier with practice, but if anyone has a secret...
    Thanks, JT
     
  2. ChevyCaGal

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    Good luck...I bought a kit and tried to put it on. It looks like I had my eyes closed doing it. I'm sure it gets easie,r but I sure had problems mostly do the braiding getting messed up when I slide it down over the hose....so you're not the only one!

    "I love the sound rice burners make when ya run over them"
     
  3. Pugsley

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    I've done it and found (on the 3rd attempt) that if you don't cut it first, you can stretch it over the hose, and only lose 2 or 3 inches in fouled up braiding. Then tape at the ends of the hose with electrical tape (Scotch 33 works best), and cut at the hose ends.

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  4. 4GUNZ4X4Z

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    if you use soapy water that will help you slid the braids over the hose. Wait till you get to the radiator hose its a bitch.

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