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How do those funny clips work?

The ones on the airbox-air flow meter hose, etc. and on the inlet pipes (V6).

For those of you without these little gems, they have a little hook section at one end and a pimple of metal that fits into a slot on the other end.

Somehow you tug them together, feed the pimple bit into the groove and then hook the hook end over a raised bridge bit on the other.

It sounds simple but I find it impossible to hold both ends, lift the hook end and then lower it the other side of the bridge bit, using anything less than 4 hands. I always manage to impale myself on a screwdriver or pliers.

It took me longer to refit the clip than everything else involved in changing the air filter yesterday.

There must be a knack in using them, or the factory would have to hire a thousand people to build each car - 1 to assemble the car and 999 to fit the clips!

What's the slidy bit that fits in the slot on the other end for? The whole thing looks really ingenious but I just don't get it.

And do the guys who design these magnificent creations ever have to undo them (the easy bit) or put them back together again?


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mole grips are the answer.. big ones which can reach both bits & squeze them together.. problem sorted!
 

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The way I got them to work is by getting replacement normal jubilee clips from B&Q :D
 
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same as F2G..

mole grips... just pull them togethre and they will clip.. took a while to get the hang of this but works ok :)

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they are called 'click clips'and i have the propper tool to get them on and off.. :D :D

the best way is to use side cutters.
 
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You can't beat being well equiped with a decent tool wink wink
 
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put simply.. they are the spawn of the devil! who ever invented them needs a slap. But I bet they are nice & easy to fit at the factory!
 
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I want a "proper tool" instead of feeling like one every time I have to undo the *****.

What's the number and how much does it cost?


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i dont know where you get them...i got my kit from a local motor factor is comes with about 20 different size clips and the pliers to do them with.....it was called 'click clip 100'.i think.


yeh another excuse for a piccy post.
 

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i got tool for them off britool tool van or try your local motor factors ie partco only cost about a tenner and saves hours of heartache and swearing wink
 
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... and jabbing screwdrivers through your knuckles, hopefully!

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I always reckon a job's not been done right unless you lose skin from at least one knuckle! eek! :rolleyes:
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