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I recently replaced the saltwater hose connecting the rawwater pump with the heatechanger.

Now there is a slight leak of saltwater from the connection between hose and the heat exchanger.

I have tightened the hose clamp as much as I dared to.

Any tips or tricks on how to fix this is welcome

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Leaking from the hose connection..not the gasket between the front heat exchanger cover and the heat exchanger body?
 

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I've had good experience with the bronze coloured 'never seize'; make it easy to remove later too. Assuming all is clean and clampss on straight.
 

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Over tightening the fitting can be a cause as it may tend to distort the hose. Are you using the OEM fittings?
 

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Hey,

I'm not trying to be a jerk, but have you:
Made sure the fittings are clean and free of corrosion?
Made sure the hose is completely on the fitting, all the way on?
That the hose clamp(s) are over the barb, bump, whatever, and are tight?
And lastly, that the hose is the correct diameter?

If all those things are done I can't see how there can be a drip.

Good luck,
Barry
 

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Send us a picture with the hose on there, then of the hose end and the hose fitting when both are disconnected.
It should be easy to fix with a clean-up or with some sealant.
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