Looking to reduce my garage floor rust proofing rate of aplication.
I have a leaky Autobox cooler line. The crimped fitting is loose enough that I can turn it by hand.
My question to the group: What is the strength difference between the crimped fitting and a good quality hose clamp.
The crimped fitting is not an hydraulic fitting. it is more or less just crimped sheet metal. I looked at putting a hydraulic fitting ferrules on it, but I am pretty sure that the pipe will get squished under the load of crimping, making matters worse.
I am leaning toward good quality hose clamps and new hose.
Oh ya...... new cost $150, and yes George has them