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Old 08-17-2011, 08:36 AM
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Hi all,

I'm going to be doing some service on my engine tonight, and I'd like to have some spare fuel hose zip ties on hand just in case. Is there anywhere I can buy these other than at a Yamaha dealer? Normally I would just buy from SIM but I'd like to pick some up today.

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Bombardier (Johnson/Evinrude) dealer. They are part number 320107.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:39 AM
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Hi all,

I'm going to be doing some service on my engine tonight, and I'd like to have some spare fuel hose zip ties on hand just in case. Is there anywhere I can buy these other than at a Yamaha dealer? Normally I would just buy from SIM but I'd like to pick some up today.

Thanks!
I got mine at my marine supply house.
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McMaster Carr. They got 4" & 6". Cheap too.
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I got mine at the HVAC supply house. What's the difference? Are they fuel proof? I like to install mine as to prevent fuel leaks so no fuel gets on mine.
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Thanks guys. I think the only difference between these and regular zip ties is that the head of the zip tie is radiused so that it contours with the curve of the fuel hose (so you get a tighter, more natural fit).
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I buy them... But I don't see any curve... Maybe yamaha profit :-)

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They are all molded out of nylon, fuel won't hurt them.
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Originally Posted by row21 View Post
Thanks guys. I think the only difference between these and regular zip ties is that the head of the zip tie is radiused so that it contours with the curve of the fuel hose (so you get a tighter, more natural fit).
That is correct. If the ones you get dont have that curve in the underside of the retainer end, thay are not fuel line ties.
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Do you use a special tool to put these one a fuel line?
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No tool needed. They do make zip tie tools, but if you need it to keep a fuel line from leaking, then you need a differnt type of clamp.

Here is an old thread, post # 18 has pic of the correct zip tie:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...uel-lines.html
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A member gave me the Merc equivalent numbers a while back but I never got around to getting the specialty ties. I've never had a problem with the regular ones.
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Do you use a special tool to put these one a fuel line?
As pollarred said, no tool needed. I tighten them by hand and then hold a flathead screwdriver against the head and pull the free end with needlenose pliers just to get them as tight as possible.
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Merc dealer has them too:
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Guys get on Mcmaster Carr web site. I believe it even says they're for fuel lines. They'll ship them right to your house fast. Cheaper than any dealer. Standard zip ties don't apply even pressure around the circumference of the hose.
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Just placed an order at mcmaster carr. Thanks tucker. Ten bucks for a bag of 100.
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I've been using the stainless steel hose clamps at home depot for like 50 cents for the last 7 years. Any reason to switch out to plastic?
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Originally Posted by row21 View Post
Just placed an order at mcmaster carr. Thanks tucker. Ten bucks for a bag of 100.
Glad to help row. Boating's expensive; anytime we can help each other out is a good thing.

Samari, my motors came from the factory with zip ties on the low pressure lines
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Originally Posted by thesamarai View Post
I've been using the stainless steel hose clamps at home depot for like 50 cents for the last 7 years. Any reason to switch out to plastic?
Maybe. For small diameter hoses, the clamps may not seal correctly. In the case of the Yami application, the ties are used on the low pressure fuel lines and clamps are overkill.
In addition to diameter issues, marine clamps besides having a stainless steel band AND screw, have a sealed metal piece under the screw that applies even pressure. If you use screw clamps where you can see the screw threads on the underside of the screw ( where it would touch the hose), you are using the wrong type of clamp.
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Originally Posted by thesamarai View Post
I've been using the stainless steel hose clamps at home depot for like 50 cents for the last 7 years. Any reason to switch out to plastic?
I use both steel clamps and regular zip ties. I always use the black zip ties as they hold up better in the outdoor elements. Something I learned from my pole climbing days.

Don't use steel clamps from the dollar store. They break the first time you try to tighten them.
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