We are sure you have noticed by now that we have replaced most of the hose clamps on the 6.2L Ford based engines with single use Oetiker clamps.
The new clamps, when properly installed, provide an even clamping force around the hose and a much more secure connection that reduces leaks and the possibility of hoses blowing off. In locations where the hose may have to be removed to facilitate draining/winterization, we have continued to install conventional worm gear style hose clamps.
If you do have to remove an Oetiker clamp to replace a hose or other component, the required procedure is to use an Oetiker clamp to complete the repair. If you use a conventional hose clamp instead of an Oetiker clamp you are accepting the responsibility of the security of that connection. If the hose leaks or blows off the fitting after the repair, the responsibility is yours and warranty will be disallowed.
To make it more convenient, Indmar has made service packs containing 10 each of the various size Oetiker clamps used on our engines. The service kits are as follows:
Note: The Oetiker clamp sizes are valid only when original equipment Indmar hoses are used. Hoses from another manufacturer may not have the same wall thickness or material as Indmar hoses and the clamping pressure provided by the Oetiker clamp may not be appropriate.
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