Join Date: Jan 2001
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Unless a hose is crazy expensive, if I'm going to go to the trobule to remove it, I'm going to replace it with a new one.
I've discovered the hard way that you have to be careful if you slit the hose with a utility knife. I've had a couple of times where I put a nick in the fitting and it leaked after the new hose was installed.
As for tips for removal, I've had success taking a small screwdriver and shoving it in between the hose and the fitting and then rolling it around the hose. It stretches it a bit and breaks the bond. Be careful not to let the screwdriver blade poke through the hose.
As for installing, there's a lubricant that's made for those rubber hubless fitting for cast iron pipe that works for water hose. KY works too. For fuel lines, I use a little 2 stroke oil for lubricant.