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  1. Single use hose clamps

    B5 Garage
    Anybody got any tricks to get them off? I'm working on a fuel filter replacement and I'm a little nervous to really go at them for fear of damaging the fuel lines...
  2. Is there a quick way to remove these damn hose clamps?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have fought with these things every time I replace something. At least this one is easy to get to. Tips? Advice? Recommended whiskey for afterwards?
  3. Help Finding Tool for Tightening CV Joint Boot Clamps

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to replace a worn CV joint so I need to get the tool used to tighten the stainless steel band clamps that attach the rubber boot. I see there are several types of band clamps. The clamps I have are shown below. Stamped on the clamp is OET 95 so I assume I have a 95 mm Oetiker clamp...
  4. How to remove the one time clamps

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Every time I have to replace something or a hose or valve taking off the one time clamps takes more time than taking off and installing the new parts. Always I get cuts and destroy my fingers with those dam clamps. Is there an easy way to remove these things. What I will do is use a screw driver...
  5. How to remove vacuum check valve hose clamps

    B5 Garage
    Hi, my model is Passat 2002 1.8T How do I remove the clamps around the hoses attached to the vacuum check valves? photo is here : Thanks,
  6. OMG and I thought the hose clamps were sadistic.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not sure If I will have to do this, just researching and found this time elapse video. Needless to say I hope I don't have to do this or pay someone to do this. :banghead::banghead:
  7. Replacement Hose Clamps for Airbox Snorkel

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know where to find replacement hose clamps for the flexible hose between the airbox and the engine? The OEM clamps are more narrow than I can find around here and the screw mechanisms are starting to give up after 10 years of off and on.
  8. Radiator hose spring clamps

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced radiator hoses earlier this year and recently the top hose is leaking at the radiator. The "horseshoe" spring clip is loose. Is there another way of tightening these without buying a special tool? thanks Matt
  9. T-bolt clamps, silicone couplers, U bends

    Parts For Sale
    So I ended up buying a bunch of inventory from the same guy I bought the supplies for my intercooler project. This means that I'm going to be putting it up for sale while I'm in school. PS: I'm located in Canada. Prices in USD T-bolts 3.50 ea + shipping Sizes are: 2.25 / 2.5 / 2.75...
  10. Where can I get German hose clamps?

    Anything Auto
    I mean besides the dealer. The clamps on my GTI are the crappy ones used in the US and I want to replace them before they eat through the hoses.
  11. T-bolt clamps, silicone couplers, U bends

    Classified Archive
    So I ended up buying a bunch of inventory from the same guy I bought the supplies for my intercooler project. This means that I'm going to be putting it up for sale while I'm in school. I'm putting up some preliminary pricing here, since I'm trying to find out what most of this stuff goes for...
  12. WTB: Air fliter box clamps

    Classified Archive
    I have lost 2 clamps from the housing of air filter, just discovered it today. Dont know even what the part number is and the dealer is far away. So if anyone has some spare ones please let me know. :)
  13. "Updated" control arm brackets / clamps for pre 2000 B5's ????

    B5 Garage
    I've lifted a question I asked in another thread and dropped it here with a more content-appropriate thread title. Please read on...
  14. Stupid pinch clamps

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have a good method for removing the one-time use pinch-type hose clamps? I'm replacing the vacuum lines and those little buggers are a pain in the a$$. -g
  15. clamps for vacuum lines

    B5 Garage
    My car is an '01 B5 1.8T AUG with a vacuum leak that I'm having trouble finding. I've been replacing the stock frayed 3.5mm hoses under the manifold with silicone hoses, but I'm not sure if the little zip ties I've used are effective. Any recommendation on a hose clamp that will work for these...
  16. What clamps are used on the DV

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, I wanted to go ahead and install my new DV this weekend, but I don't know what those 2 strange clamps are that are used. How do I remove them, and are they reusable? Thanks :thumbup:
  17. Vacuum hose clamps

    B5 Garage
    Looking for vacuum hose clamps ? They have fuel injection hose clamps in the right size !
  18. Vacuum hose and Power Steering Clamps???

    B5 Garage
    So I was having a leak at the bottom of my power steering reservoir. I replaced the OEM clamp with a worm clamp. I know it's not good for the hose, but I had no alternative and it's on for good. Question: What are all the extra OEM clamps on that hose for? Are they to constrict the fluid...
  19. hose clamps

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok ya'll... call me what you will, but i can't figure out how to get these stupid hose clamps off the vacuume hose's. i'm trying to seafoam my engine and just plain can't figure it out. thanks Keith
  20. how to remove one time hose clamps?

    B5 Garage
    what is the easiest way to do this? thanks.