Dielectric grease and other hose questions

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Apr 9, 2019
Salt Lake City
I don't know how many hoses I've changed out in my life, countless, but never as many at once as I am on the cruiser. Far cry from the five hoses and ten clamps on an old muscle car, lol. And it's like a puzzle getting all the angles right.

I read a post somehwere with people recommending a little dielectric grease on the fittings to make it easier to install and align, and I guess probably pull again down the road. It works a champ, but before I button this thing up and call it good I thought I'd get some opinions. Anyone hate this idea, or have experience blowing a fitting because it works too well?

And while I'm at it, any idea what the convention is for the colored stripe on some of the hoses? I've got blue, white, red, and none, and they don't always match the color on the hose they're replacing. They do always seem to go in the distal end though...what are they for?
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I use Sil Glyde to lube for install and works fantastic! Have had no problems with hoses coming off, make sure your clamps have good tension. The hose colors seems to denote not only location but orientation.
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Here's a thread with some pics. Also, remember that two of the hose clamps are smaller than the others. The two for the hoses that are oriented vertically if I remember correctly.

I never have, but mostly because I'm not pulling hoses until 200K. At that rate, it's a small thing to pry the old crusty ones off. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It's SO much easier, in a "where have you been all my life" sort of way. I'm a little nervous but I'm going to give it a shot

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