Pliers for removing clamps on fuel return line


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abenadam
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Pliers for removing clamps on fuel return line

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What type of pliers needed to for removing/installing clamps from here part#18 and #19 https://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/ho ... ody-tubing ?



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Re: Pliers for removing clamps on fuel return line

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abenadam wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:40 am
What type of pliers needed to for removing/installing clamps from here part#18 and #19 https://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/ho ... ody-tubing ?
Those are just spring clamps that channel lock pliers will squeeze and release by their tabs. That’s the return line and it doesn’t have a lot of pressure on it.

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Re: Pliers for removing clamps on fuel return line

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Unfortunately, they didn't work well for me. Maybe because the clamps were too old their ends just bent and didn't really released the clamps.




I'm thinking about making my own clamps - by following this guide

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instead of spending 20$ on three clamps.

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Re: Pliers for removing clamps on fuel return line

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abenadam wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:40 am
What type of pliers needed to for removing/installing clamps from here part#18 and #19 https://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/ho ... ody-tubing ?
I have successfully used standard slip joint pliers on many many occasions to remove these types of clamps over the years.


If the existing clamps are damaged, you can buy new ones and replace them or use some other suitable substitute.
Maybe I have been lucky but I have never damaged clamps of this type using slip joint pliers.


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