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Since I really don’t have the funds right now(plus my wife is tired of me spending the dough on my V) I was wanting to get rid of those ugly OEM hoses on the engine. w anted to put braided hoses, but it appears that you have to get all those fittings as well when you do that. Which is what cost so much. So I was looking for something to wrap them and stumbled across some braided sleeves, but it seems to be for electrical wires and such. So my question is, what other alternatives are there for those fugly rubber hoses? Someday when I upgrade my SC lid I’ll definitely get the good stuff, but for now? But for now I dunno 🤷🏼 Here a pic of the braided sleeve that might look a little better. Thoughts?
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I added some color with these braided sleeves. I'll get a picture of the engine compartment this afternoon.
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I added some color with these braided sleeves. I'll get a picture of the engine compartment this afternoon.
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That’s exactly what I was looking for. So how do we determine the sizes we need?
 

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I added some color with these braided sleeves. I'll get a picture of the engine compartment this afternoon.
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Also, as I read through that Amazon link, it seems people are using that particular sleeve for stereo chords and electrical wire. Is this the exact sleeve you used? And if so, I’d assume it can take the heat from the engine well?
 

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I used Flexo PET made by Techflex in 3/4" that I got from Granger when I did my hardline delete for the Intercooler and catch can hoses. It worked for both 3/8" hose for the catch can and 3/4" Intercooler hose.





 

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The sleeves have been on over a year. We also used them on a friend’s V.



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If you have a hydraulic hose shop close to you they should have abrasion resistant sleeve by the foot, it works for high heat as well. Probably only comes in black though. Cost effective as eff.
 

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Wow! All of those are exactly what I was lookin for. I’ll check around for the hydraulic shop too.
I did several searches here but to my surprise I couldn’t find anything on these. Definitely surprising!
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I use spiral covering on stainless lines as they tend to "saw through" anything else.
 

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I went with the Blue and black sleeves since it matches my color theme. Very inexpensive mod which is nice for once.
I have to say I was very surprised at how GM had already had a few sleeves(black) on a lot of the hoses already. I just didn’t realize it for whatever reason. Here’s a pic or two of what I did. Still have a few more to do. Plus some trimming to do
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Btw, this hose in the picture here that my middle finger is touching, do I just yank that sucker off? Seems rather tight with no clamp. I don’t wanna screw something up. The other hose I can’t remember where they go or if it has a clamp or not. I believe one goes to the MC area somewhere? Prolly some vacuum hoses I’d assume. Twist and pull?
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