Re: [OMC-Boats] Exhaust hose question

From: Kenneth Gullicksen <kag@...>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 17:41:22 -0400

  I am willing to stand corrected but I believe the wire is to help the hose hold its shape, i.e. not crimp thereby blocking the passage when bent.
  One trick I have used in bending is to put it on the manifold (or whatever) when the manifold is off the engine (i.e. attach both ends). Then reinstall the manifold on the engine. It gives you more leverage and means you don't have to get a bent end on, which can be difficult. Of course I was putting on new manifolds at the time. If I had to take them off just to put on the hose I might feel differently. (I was also dealing with short lengths of four inch hose, which are very difficult to bend the 90 degrees I needed.)

From: omc-boats-bounces@... [] On Behalf Of BLDFW
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 4:57 PM
To: OMC Boats
Subject: [OMC-Boats] Exhaust hose question

Ok guys. Need some feedback....

Anyone recently replace their exhaust hose on their V6? The hose that was on mine has proven to be too short. I went to West Marine and was advised it was the non-wire type and that they could order it but it would be a week. When questioned about an alternative source they sent me to another marine shop but they didn't carry that particular size. My buddy Jon mentioned a local hose dealer so I called them. They have the wire version on hand but not the non-wire.

I might be under the misimpression that I can't use the wired version as it will be too stiff to bend the 60degrees or so to meet up to the manifold. What have you guys used when replacing your hoses??


Dallas, TX
1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 OMC Sterndrive
Received on Monday, 18 May 2009

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