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      05-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by PINeely View Post
Doesnt it though? The tube bead and hose inner diameters create the seal but it'll still blow off without a clamp, which is the same thing as not sealing as far as Im concerned.
The hose wants to blow from the pressure which is the least path of resistance. The clamp purpose is to counter those forces. It is not possible for a clamp to make a full seal under any circumstances. If the hose has expanded due to oil contamination it will require a much higher clamping force that may leak at higher boost levels regardless and may not throw a code. I had this problem and now solved. There is not much to debate as this is a very well know issue that is mostly ignored by the aftermarket. One will need to do their own research to validate my comments instead of making assumtions.

Last edited by Orb; 05-08-2012 at 04:57 PM.