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good supplier for vacuum hoses

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by pvaman, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. pvaman

    pvaman

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    One more thing...i'd like to replace all the vacuum hoses on the FJ60. Who is a good supplier and what size should i get (anyone know off hand)?
     
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    I just pulled off one of each size hose, went down to Napa, and got the closest thing they had to everything. Before I went I would roughly overshoot the length I needed, get it by the foot each type and then cut to length as I reinstalled. Be careful to take pics/label where junk goes. Napa's hoses were nearly the exact same thing as my 40 had originally.
     
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    Specter just started selling exact fit vacuum hoses for the brake booster, vacuum transfer shift and pcv valve applications, if that is what you have in mind. I guess the sizes are just a little off the standard, and very hard to find. I have done what Bailey did for my use, before these were available, and made it work.
     
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    autozone is like $.45 a foot or something
     
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    Most auto parts stores don't sell the metric vacuum hoses that are on Crusiers. The standard equivalent just doesn't fit right. I think the metric size is 3.5mm. You can get the original metric stuff from Toyota, but I'm sure the price is insane. I found this source on the CCOT webpage a while back:

    http://www.hosetechniques.com/

    I know, it's kinda cheesy turbo-Civic ricer stuff, but it's probably cheaper than Toyota, and you can get any color you want! ::) Another idea is to go to the junkyard and pull some off another import car or truck. They probably won't even charge you for it.
     
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    Haven't done this yet, but I *think* VW also uses metric, but prices might be just as insane as Toyota.

    Also, if you're taking samples, pull a hose off, snip 2" off, and put it back; do that for each diameter hose. Estimate total length you need for each diameter.

    Then, when it comes time to put the new hoses on, do them one at a time, measuring new hose, taking old hose off, and replacing it. ONE AT A TIME! Crossing over a couple of vacuum hoses by accident is a pain.
     
  7. pvaman

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    THanks...i'll check some of these sources. You know...what would be useful is a list of all the hoses and their dimensions. I'll probably start with the 400' of small vacuum hoses.