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OETIKER Clips

When replacing fuel lines do we go for the single or double ear Oetiker clips

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Hi, Im thinking of doing this too, please can you give me a breakdown of the bits I need  to order? Thanks

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Hello TomB

I have ordered 1m of  5/16" Codan R9 hose and will order 13-15 mm Oetiker clips (Advised by supplier this is the size for the pipe OD)

Stand to be corrected just waiting to see if single or double ear clips are the ones to use

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Use the ones with a sliding liner in, which are normally single ear, would be my only comment. 

The ones without can nip the rubber hose when it closes up and cause leaks or issues later 

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Thanks. Hose readily available on eBay, but it's not cheap is it. How many oetiker clips are you going to use to secure the various fittings? 

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I've found these single ear Mikalor stainless clamps on eBay. Would they be suitable?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F262478163279

 

 

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I prefer this type of easily reusable fuel hose clamps  ..

 

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Thanks for the updates, In the past I have always used the s/s hose clamps, but for some reason the trend in various posts makes out the Oetiker clips to be the way forward.

I would only use a Oetiker branded clips even those others are available on e bay - not too sure if the Caterham 2 eared clips are branded..

I suppose you pay your money and make the choice- however buying the hose and 4 clips is a more cost effective route than buying pre made hoses.

 

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I wouldn’t have thought there’d be a problem a Mikalor equivent clamp, they are a good brand. I only liked them as I couldn’t find a small quantity of single ear Oetiker clips on eBay. 

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Pack of 5 single ear sliding Oetiker clips £8.90 on ebay

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Ah ok I’ll have another look later Thumb Up