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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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screw it

Pathogen7 said:
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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oetiker

dkeven said:
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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bmw clamps

rickd said:
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. ;)
Trying to remember what the BMW crimp clamps look like and it seems they have a steel sleeve between the hose and the crimp clamp. Am I just imagining that? If not, it is the best design and I don't see anyone else offering that extra protection.
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