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Flared tubing vs hose and clamps.

Posted By: TheLoneRanger

Flared tubing vs hose and clamps. - 09/03/16 06:20 PM

Hi all. I'm considering mounting a B&W external spin-on filter, and wondering about
connecting it to the radiator fittings with flared tubing instead of the usual hose
and clamps.

Would the hard lines be that much more reliable than the rubber hose, and worth
the added expense and labor? I already have a flaring tool and tubing bender.
Posted By: Donald

Re: Flared tubing vs hose and clamps. - 09/03/16 07:39 PM

The pressure is pretty low. Transmission cooler hose and clamps will be fine. I would get transmission hose so the ATF does not damage the hose.

I would go with a Magnefine. It will filter just fine. And has a magnet in the flow of the ATF.
Posted By: Leo99

Re: Flared tubing vs hose and clamps. - 09/03/16 09:25 PM

Use ATF not fuel line hose. Easy peasy.
Posted By: Chris142

Re: Flared tubing vs hose and clamps. - 09/03/16 10:07 PM

I use 2 clamps and gasket cinch to glue the hose into the metal. Once that dries it won't ever come off
Posted By: 4WD

Re: Flared tubing vs hose and clamps. - 09/03/16 10:16 PM

Ok, I've used RTV for that - but are you using an actual glue ?
Posted By: Lubener

Re: Flared tubing vs hose and clamps. - 09/04/16 10:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Leo99
Use ATF not fuel line hose. Easy peasy.


Agree. Also if you can find clamps for fuel injection would be an improvement over the standard issue worm clamp.
Posted By: TheLoneRanger

Re: Flared tubing vs hose and clamps. - 09/05/16 03:09 AM

Thanks for the replies and tips. Seems the consensus is to use hose and clamps so the
hard lines are probably overkill for a filter installation.

I do have ATF hose, and one other question. What about using the constant tension/spring
type clamps rather than the worm gear, or for that matter the FI clamps?
Posted By: carock

Re: Flared tubing vs hose and clamps. - 09/12/16 07:56 PM

In practical experience, I have had better luck with the worm style clamps than the FI style clamps.
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