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post #1 of 16 Old 05-08-2010, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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how to fix hole in air line

so one of my airlines touched my exhaust when i was offroading and has a hole in it now. its a black air line if that makes a difference. how can i repair this hole?

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post #2 of 16 Old 05-08-2010, 12:07 PM
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You should just replace it. There is no point in trying to fix it just to have a leak still.

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so theres no way i can repair the hole for good without it leaking? ive read online that i could put duct tape over it. ive tried electical tape but that didnt work. could i try anything else?
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i suppose you could use a hose mender to fix it. you'd cut the hose wherever the leak is at and it's an insert that goes where you cut the hose then you just tighten both sides with hose clamps over the insert... might work
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Try A air line repair kit probably any hardware store would have them.No need to replace the whole line.
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post #6 of 16 Old 05-08-2010, 02:23 PM
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what's the line for? Is it a vacuum line somewhere or a axle vent tube? I don't see air lockers in your profile and unless you have installed on-board air there shouldn't be any air lines near your exhaust. Pics?

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post #7 of 16 Old 05-08-2010, 02:30 PM
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ARBs or shocks.... and yes, please elaborate on what it's for?
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Its for and onboard air system and imma go an check the hardware stores tomorrow and see what they got. it goes from my air horn to my tank
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Really man? You need to ask how you can cut and couple a rubber line together?

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I wanted to cut it but wasn't sure what to use to put the 2 parts back together. What should I use?
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Use a hose barb and two hose clamps. Local hardware store should have them.

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If it's a rubber air line then use the barb union, but if it's the nylon type then you need to use a different union.
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alright guys got it fixed thanks for the help. i used a copper hose barb like the one pictured except it didnt have the 2 yellow things. i cut out the area with the hole and then bushed the barb in both side real good and now the air system is running good.
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Now get that line away from your damn exhaust!
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