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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2005, 9:09 am Thread Starter
 
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crimp-style fuel line clamps

Previous forum had quite a thread going on replacing the BMW fuel line quick disconnects with Omega parts. I've got those parts on order but am now looking for a tool to install the crimp-style fuel line clamps. I guess the clamps themselves can be bought at a BMW dealer but what about the tool? Can the clamps be bought anywhere else?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2005, 10:28 am
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Cool crimp tool

Tool is an oeteker brand crimp plier, can be found with google for around $12, You can use a dull end nipper or dull an end nipper with a file and do the same thing, I have even used cheap wire cutters dulled with over use. The end nipper type give you easier an access angle to work with (straight on).

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Head to your local hardware store (Ace, Lowes, HomeDepot) and grab a couple hose clamps, all you need is screwdriver. These items ca be found in the plumbing area, most commonly used in junction of plastic water lines. I carry a spare disconnect and a set of clamps in my tool kit.
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Head to your local hardware store (Ace, Lowes, HomeDepot) and grab a couple hose clamps, all you need is screwdriver. These items ca be found in the plumbing area, most commonly used in junction of plastic water lines. I carry a spare disconnect and a set of clamps in my tool kit.
I have used those for a long time and always thought they were vastly superior to the crimp style used on our bikes. Now, as I plan to install my quick disconnects I want to avoid the mass of metal involved with screw type hose clamps. And I think in other places it would be nice to use the crimp style also.
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2005, 2:27 pm
 
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Crimp Tool

Motion Pro sells a pincher tool (part No. 12-0024) and four different size pincher clamps. The Motion Pro pincher clamps, however, use two pinch arms whereas the BMW clamps use one pinch arm. Because of this design difference, I feel the BMW clamps work better in tighter spots. The Motion Pro tool can be used to tighten the BMW clamps and I think the tool can be purchased without having to purchase the clamps. Good luck.
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Tool is an oeteker brand crimp plier, can be found with google for around $12, You can use a dull end nipper or dull an end nipper with a file and do the same thing, I have even used cheap wire cutters dulled with over use. The end nipper type give you easier an access angle to work with (straight on).
Thanks for the help.

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Head to your local hardware store (Ace, Lowes, HomeDepot) and grab a couple hose clamps, all you need is screwdriver. These items ca be found in the plumbing area, most commonly used in junction of plastic water lines. I carry a spare disconnect and a set of clamps in my tool kit.
And of course… you KNOW that the screw style hose clamp is 100% stainless steel, right? FWIW… I do NOT want rust (from the non-stainless screw or "plate" ) in MY gas tank.
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2005, 7:38 pm
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not all worm gear clamps are 100% stainless nor all one or two eared crimp type but they are all available as all stainless. The single ear BMW one are. Check prior to installation expecially in the tank ones. The only thing I dislike about worm gear is the way they cut the hose when tightened to much. Don

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I haven't got the new fuel connectors yet, but picked up the pliers and clamps on evil-bay searching "oetiker". They are used on the hoses for co2 for draft beer. One guy also sells the connectors, but they are plastic.

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The only thing I dislike about worm gear is the way they cut the hose when tightened to much. Don
You can buy hose clamps that are lined and have rolled edges to prevent this. Check out McMaster-Carr. Do a search on "stainless steel hose clamps". The selection is mind boggling.
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