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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-06-2019, 02:26 PM
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"I think the crescent brand are about 13", I remember the length being just about perfect for the job."

I was speaking to adding another tool to the mix as the hose pliers I saw are rounded such that they might grip the hose a little better, but your probably right about them not being long enough to reach down in there.
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"I think the crescent brand are about 13", I remember the length being just about perfect for the job."

I was speaking to adding another tool to the mix as the hose pliers I saw are rounded such that they might grip the hose a little better, but your probably right about them not being long enough to reach down in there.
The main issue I ran into was there isn't enough space to open the jaws on regular pliers, if the set you saw has the double jointed design it could work.
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"The main issue I ran into was there isn't enough space to open the jaws on regular pliers, if the set you saw has the double jointed design it could work."

But your not kidding when talking about limited space. It was a challenge but I got it done. One thing that worked for me for getting the bottom hose clamp off was with the 45 degree pliers, going in upside down I was able to pinch the clamp and turn it a quarter turn while pushing down and out of the way.
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But your not kidding when talking about limited space. It was a challenge but I got it done. One thing that worked for me for getting the bottom hose clamp off was with the 45 degree pliers, going in upside down I was able to pinch the clamp and turn it a quarter turn while pushing down and out of the way.
Ha yeah you can tell the factory installed that hose way before they assembled the top of the engine. But nice work man glad to hear you got it replaced with no problems.
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"Ha yeah you can tell the factory installed that hose way before they assembled the top of the engine. But nice work man glad to hear you got it replaced with no problems."


Yep, That hose probably went on before the intake or the Timing Cover. Thanks again for the post. I would have never thought it was possible without tearing the engine apart and those double jointed pliers are new to me. But now their a pair of my favorite tools. : )
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Stupid question: Do I need to do this to my 2013 X?
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Stupid question: Do I need to do this to my 2013 X?
You shouldn't. 10 years, give or take a couple years, is the generally accepted life expectancy of rubber stuff on vehicles.
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Stupid question: Do I need to do this to my 2013 X?
I don't think you need to worry about it yet, the Nissan hoses are a pretty good quality and should be fine until the 9 or 10 year mark.
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