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    Thread: exhaust manifold c-clamps

    1. 05-04-2012 01:48 PM #1
      hello
      i checked my c-clamps, one of them is solid but the other one can be rocked a little left and right.
      also they have a little belly, as if they are too stretched.
      is it suppose to be this way?
      or maybe i should get the special tool and compress them?
      thx

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      05-04-2012 01:51 PM #2
      I'm not sure how they are supposed to be, but GAP sells new ones for $5 a piece

    3. 05-04-2012 03:05 PM #3
      gap of the clothes?

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    5. 05-05-2012 02:38 AM #5
      i got new ones from gsf and they snapped right away when i tried to work on them with the u-shape clamp, so i put back the original ones.
      doesn't anybody know if they suppose to be loose or fit tight as hell?

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      05-05-2012 08:26 AM #6
      I would assume tight as hell because people that dont't have the proper tool pry then put with a screw driver and they go flying.

      I'm actually replacing my downpipe on my mk2 today that has the clamps. I bought new ones from GAP. They don't sell junk parts. I'm going to assume these won't snap but I'll let you know.

    7. 05-05-2012 08:47 AM #7
      thx, come back and tell how they fit
      i guess i'll buy the tool and give them a little quetsch.

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      05-05-2012 09:48 AM #8
      No tool needed, just a $2.00 exhuast clamp!


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      05-05-2012 11:09 AM #9
      I don't know of a tool that squishes them.
      You might be able to squish them some other way,..
      but the tool is meant to spread them for installation.

    10. 05-05-2012 06:08 PM #10
      i installed them with the omega.

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      05-05-2012 06:15 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by erantomer View Post
      gap of the clothes?
      yup, they stock them right next to the skinney jeans and button up shirts. One stop shop for all your hipster needs.
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