Re: Let's Talk Hose Clamps
I've never seen a constant tension crack but I can see how it could be a problem if they're mishandled. I have a 1990 Toyota that I've had every constant tension off of at some point, some of them repeatedly, and they're all original and doing exactly what they're supposed to.
In my youth when I was smarter than any OEM I would take the constant tension clamps and throw them away, replace them with worm-gear. Took a lot of years of re-tightening and replacing hoses damaged by worm-gears to realize the OEMs were right all along. Life's better now that I'm not so smart.
69 Malibu Stock 307, Reverse Manual TH350, 4,500 Stall Edge Converter, 4.56 Spool 35 Spline 12 Bolt
76 C20 VortecPro 496 628HP 655 lb/ft TH400 Edge Converter, 4.10 14 bolt