If you are looking to install push on automotive hose fittings without any stresses, then today you are in luck as we are here to help. As with most things, preparation is key and it is important that you have the right tools. Keep on reading o discover what hose and hose fittings to use, what tools you will need to fit push on hose fittings and more….
What Hoses and Hose Fittings to Use
You might think that you already know what hose and hose fittings to use, however it is vital that you are 100% confident that you know which ones are the best ones to use based on your individual needs and requirements. The size of the hose that you use is incredibly important. If you are ever in doubt as to which hose to use or are struggling to determine which size you need, we would highly recommended that you speak with either your vehicle supplier or car mechanic whom should be more than happy and willing to advise and guide you. If you are going to be using a push on hose you will probably require a AN fitting, however it could be a different design so you still should check if you are unsure.
What Tools You’ll Need
If you are someone that is into cars and you spend time updating your car and such you will probably already have all of the needed tools – If not however, you will have to go out and buy some. The basic tools that you will need are as follows:
- Bench mounted vice
- Fine tooth saw to use to cut the hose
- Jug or water container to carry water
- Access to hot water
- Vice saws to use to hold the fittings without marking them.
Installing Push on Hose Fittings
Step One: Cut your hose to length. Hold your hose in the vice to keep it steady and using a fine tooth comb cut the hose straight. If there is any debris on the end of the hoses where you have cut make sure that you remove this.
Step Two: Hold your push on hose fitting in the vice.
Step Three: Get a jug of hot (boiling) water and rest the end of your hose in it for a few minutes to make it soften. Then push the hose into the new fitting. Be sure not use any kind of lubricant otherwise hose security could be impaired.
Step Four: ensure that the hose in on the push on hose fitting as far as it can go and then tight up against the collar.