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Removing ear clips

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by rasA4, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. rasA4
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    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    [Sep 26, 2011]
    Dunno how else to describe them. Trying to remove thesedamn clips from expansion tank
    It's fiddly and keep slipping off what do u guys use?
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    [Sep 26, 2011]
    pliers or mole grips


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    Tried both keeps slipping there is a special tool but costs over £30 :uhm: WTF
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    Same as tony. its a bit of a pain.
    but you want a pair where the jaws remain as flat as possible.

    A screw driver helping to nudge the button of clip helps as well.

    EDIT:=-
    Set of theses seems to work best for me
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    yep used that
    [​IMG]

    not up to the job tbh looks like ill have to buy some new clips now
    ill try the screwdriver thing knowing my luck ill pierce the hose, lol
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    I use pump pliers. similar to what your pointing to in the pic, but slightly thinner and the jaws remain flat in all notches. Have never had a problem using them.
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    Same here, some clips are worse than others, but i usually manage with water pump pliers as arrowed or a normal pair of needlenose or stub nose pliers.

    I've used the proper tool, and its really good, but its a lot of money for something thats used occasionally.
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