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Minor boost leak and shrill tone at peak boost: hose clamp, gasket or blow off valve?

It is quite likely the work performed has introduced a subtle air leak that only manifests itself under high boost. Pressurizing the intake tract with the car off will help you identify the source of ...
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What is the right tool to expand a large spring-type hose clamp?

You can use this tool to get the job done. They are called Hose Clamp Pliers. This is not the right tool
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Minor boost leak and shrill tone at peak boost: hose clamp, gasket or blow off valve?

I Believe It's a Hose Connection Point Unmetered air whether it's a negative pressure or positive pressure is bad. That being said, I find it interesting that losing some of the boost isn't ...
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What is the right tool to expand a large spring-type hose clamp?

If nothing else is available, I'd consider boot-pinch pliers, aka nail puller pliers, because the sharp edges will go under the lips and its going to be less likely to slip off than the C clamp. Of ...
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What is the right tool to expand a large spring-type hose clamp?

Slip joint pliers can do the job quite well, but I usually use a pair of Vice Grips. There is, however a tool made for this. Here's an image of one: It's called a: Spring Clamp - Flexible Ratchet ...
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How to undo this Alfa Romeo intake pipe hose clamp?

I think that's called an Oeticker clamp, and it's an inexpensive "one-time-use-only" band of steel that is slightly larger than the OD of the hose, with a little squared-off loop on one section. It ...
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2007 Maxima transmission lines hose clamp size

I ended up getting a 3/8" hose clamp from Home Depot and it worked!
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Minor boost leak and shrill tone at peak boost: hose clamp, gasket or blow off valve?

The culprit was right here: If you look closely, I made two errors: 1. I put the clamp on at an odd angle. That was dumb because that made it hard to torque down properly. I should have had the main ...
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