Using Bent Tube Style or Forged Red and Blue Anodized Hose Ends
These instructions apply to all of our rubber-lined, braided hoses including
Steel Braided Racing Hose (Part No. 3271),
Aramid Braided StartLite Hose (Part No. 3492),
and Fabric Braided StreetLite Hose (Part No. 3486)
Cut the hose squarely to length using a Cut-off Machine or a very fine tooth hacksaw. To minimize wire braid flare out, wrap hose with glass filament strapping tape. Do not remove tape until ready for step 2.
Remove tape and then quickly insert hose into the socket. Insert hose with a twisting, pushing motion until hose is in line with back of socket threads. Using our Koul Tools makes this step much easier.
Important: Mark position around hose at rear of socket with a grease pencil, paint or tape.
Lubricate inside of hose and nipple threads liberally using SAE 30 lubricating oil or Aeroquip Hose Assembly Lube.
Insert nipple and engage threads while holding hose in position with other hand. Make sure hose does not push out of socket by observing mark made in step 3.
Complete assembly using wrench while continuing to hold hose in position. Maximum allowable gap between socket hex and nipple hex is 0.031 inches.
Important: Check hose for push out by observing hose position mark. None should be evident. Clean, proof test to twice operating pressure and inspect all assemblies.