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Engine hose(s) removal, help

If there is ONE thing that I absolutely hate doing is removing various hoses from the engine in order to do various maintenance tasks, flushing, cleaning....etc. Sometimes it is hard to remove and sometimes it is just f%*ing impossible. After removing the clamp the hose will turn but will not even give a hint that is is willing to come off.

Somebody out there must have a trick. What am I missing?
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Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

I usually end up cutting through the hose - along it's length, along the barb.

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Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

Well yeah, that would work. But I was hoping to preserve the hose. I really thought about that but at some point I would run out of hose.

Specifically I am flushing out the coolant lines that run to the hot water tank. I will be changing coolant every two years or so.

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Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

Could try these if you think they might help
BDGPL300HG, Set, Pliers, Hose Grip, Extended Reach, 3 pc.
or if like me, the harbor freight version
3 Piece Long Reach Hose Grip Pliers

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Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

Hose grip pliers, I wonder why I have never heard of those before? That works, jeeze, I should have been able to figure that one out on my own. Appreciate the info!

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BDGPL300HG, Set, Pliers, Hose Grip, Extended Reach, 3 pc.
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Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

Use a heat gun on the hose, very carefully with a fire extinguisher at hand. Get it soft and easy to remove.
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Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

Sometime you can use a hose clamp positioned on the hose just beyond the barb. Tighten it and it will pinch the hose off the barb.

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Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

Nice ideas Tim & Frog, can't wait to try them out.
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Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

Maybe polishing up the metal fittings, and then applying a little Teflon grease or something similar before reinstalling the hoses? That should stop them from sticking, but of course "sticking" is also "sealing".
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Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

Anything that helps you take the hose off next time will also help it come off unexpectedly.

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