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Any recoginse this type of hose clip?


I want to clean my throttle body on the Punto and upon getting access to the air intake hose where it meets the throttle body, I came across this type of hose clip, rather than the normal clic-r type. How do I get it off and is it reusable?
I have merged two shots together a circled it in red.

Also what is the name of the star shaped nut circled in green that is holding on the throttle body. I need to buy a socket for that too.

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you can only use them once, thats the same clip that was on my bottom turbo hose you prize off the round part (it kinds slides off) and thats a torx nut
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yeah I've seen them loads of times. As DM says they are 1 use only so just get some normal ones to replace with after
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To get it off, wedge a flatblate screwdriver in the horseshoe shaped bit of the clip and wiggle it off. Once the clips off, the metal band should loosen freely enough to come off with the hose.

Just make sure you have a new hoseclip to replace it with.
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they are used because of the quickness in assembly, a tool will crip them one to a certain pressure, jublilee clips take too long to wind up, we use a different one on our turbo actuator hose, good way to tell if car as had work done to it because they have gotta be replaced with a jubilee clip !!

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cut them all off the 147 the other weekend while doing the air filter and thermostat, replaced with jubilee clips....sooo much better lol
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