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how to fasten hose clips without special tool

I know this is a frequent isue for many of us. I've been using a simple technique for some years, but recently had to fasten a very hard one from the crankcase ventilation that goes behind the throtle body. So, let me share my improvised techniques with you

To fasten an easy clip, grab a small pliers and use the cutting edge

To fasten the harder ones, use a metal piece and fit between clip retainer and the grabing edge of the pliers. the metal piece is from a replaced windscreen wiper at the same moment from my 146
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Nice, I will try both those tecniques next time. Thanks for posting.

My technique is - Ensure the clip is straight and flat against the fitting (hose). Use finger pressure to hold the ends of the clamp close together, at this stage they should be touching. Use needle nose pliers and squeeze. If you have lined it up correctly then they should grab straight on. - this method really needs 3 hands though.
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Or, alternatively, buy the proper pliers for very little money

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Why not replace those awful factory clips with decent Jubilee clips and a screw driver
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this is for the minimalists do the same with the smallest set of tools and for the lowest price
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I always used to use an improvised method myself, but a while back I decided to splash out and buy the proper tool. Can't recall for sure, but might have cost me about £10?? Oh so glad I did - quicker, easier, far less liable to slip off, less likely to damage the clip or my hands, etc etc.

Fine if you are stuck, but always use the right tool if you can.....
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I agree, buy the proper tool, just had a look on ebay - £8 including postage. Nothing wrong with the original clips and look much better than jubilee clips.

The original clips are called Clic or Clic-R, I don't know the difference, but most tools state are suitable for both. Jubilee clips are worm drive.
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Last time I used two screwdrivers, pushing in opposite directions.

It worked - with a massive amount of effort - but if I'd slipped, I was either going to damage the car, or impale myself.
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is there a way to edit the thread title to remove the word "jubilee"?
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is there a way to edit the thread title to remove the word "jubilee"?
Your wish is my command.

I have used the word "hose" - if you want me to alter it just say so.
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it's perfect! thanks!
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Nice one alfizta - I use the wire method myself (actually a small screwdriver shaft), easy

A question though... any idea what the larger clip that uses a sort of barrel fixer is and how to remove and replace? I don't even know what it's called to look for the right tool!
Most obvious on the large coolant hoses e.g. as seen in this thermostat pic https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attac...park-stat2.jpg

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never got a chance to undo one of those... can't help :\ sorry
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maybe this can help. But they don't seem to be reusable.
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...ml#post4189904

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This guy has managed to reuse it. Take a look!
Alfa Romeo forum: Here’s how to fit a thermostat. 2.5l V6.

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I have used side cutters for years on these with no problems ... A little awkward but with some practice its easy
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