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Facts Related To Auto Hose Fittings Auto hose fittings and belts are probably the most essential components of cars and it is very important that you take good care of them and replace them as and when necessary. Any problem with hoses or belts in your car can lead to engine malfunction and deteriorated efficiency. Hoses and fittings have been around for centuries and while they may not be the most attractive components to discuss, there are some interesting facts about them that are still relatively unknown to auto enthusiasts. Read on to know more about these still uncovered facts. Evolution from Wartime to Automotive WWII witnessed the creation and use of high performance braided hose pipes that were originally used on aircraft for the reason that they were compatible with aircraft fluids. After the war, these were used in hot rods by many crew members and aircraft mechanics. Stainless steel hoses worked well for decades and with change of fluids, the materials of hoses had to be changed to meet the new challenges. Style and Size for Everyone The neatest thing about hose fittings is their flexibility to change. There's a style and size for everyone in the form of traditional blue and red finish to modern black and even a chrome finish. There are selected companies that go beyond the norm by offering a range of fittings in black and chrome finish.


Considering Weight Weight is a big issue when it comes to high performance cars. The more fittings used in race car and heavier it becomes. But using high performance race car hose fittings should not be an issue because these are made of sturdy yet lighter materials which guarantees high performance and improved body to weight ratio. Coatings That Prevent Scratches Stainless steel lines are made of teflon tubing instead of rubber because it doesn't expand under pressure. Teflon material is a highly durable material that can withstand hot and cold temperatures. Teflon tubing is fragile and it is protected by a sheath of braided stainless steel. Don't Overlook Torque on Fittings High performance hose fittings should be treated like high performance fasteners. They should be appropriately installed and tightened using a torque wrench. Tightening the hose end to the fitting can cause serious problems if not done correctly. Aluminium can gall, so a drop of oil on the fitting's thread is recommended. A drop of oil helps to prevent galling when and if the fittings from different manufacturers are used. Do not overlook torque on fittings. Size Does Matter


The size of hoses and belts does matter a great deal when it comes to the performance of racing cars. As the size of hose goes up, maximum recommended operating pressure goes up. The size of components must be appropriate to keep pressure drops to minimum. Coming to conclusion, aforementioned facts are related to the long history of hoses and pipes that evolved from the use in war machines to high-performance road cars. High performance hoses and belts can be bought from an authorized retailer and distributor of highperformance spare parts and equipment. About The Author Roadrunner Performance is a family owned and operated business that is invested in making sure that our customers are putting only the best hose and fittings in their automotive vehicles. Our company shipped out their first products in March of 2004, and since then, we have expanded our network of distributors across the United States.

P.O. Box 28070 Spokane, Washington, 99228-8070, USA Phone (509) 262-9165 Fax: (509) 262-9500


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Facts Related To Auto Hose Fittings  

Auto hose fittings and belts are probably the most essential components of cars and it is very important that you take good care of them and...

Facts Related To Auto Hose Fittings  

Auto hose fittings and belts are probably the most essential components of cars and it is very important that you take good care of them and...

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