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I feel like im going to destroy these things if im not careful... how the hell do I get them off they are pretty stiff and not very moveable.. plus I have no idea how long the metal nubs are that they ar connected to.. an idea may help.. dunno. Ill try and get them off now (replacing plugs).. but if I have no luck hopefully someone can offer suggestions? :)
 

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I just used a pair of vice grips and reefed on them pretty good. The hoses are pretty resilient.

The nibs are quite long, from what I remember about an inch or so. Just don't grab those! ;-)
 

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Alright ill give it a shot... if I somehow damage one, can I replace them with a generic type of hose if its same size and material from an auto parts store... I have this strange feeling Toyota wont have those in stock... unless im mistaken, if they have them in stock Ill just cut the fuckers off :D

god, I just called Toyota and I forgot they are only open til noon on saturday, well this sucks... I should either wait until monday, or be very careful with these.. Anyone know the specs of the hoses, I would think an auto parts store could get me a foot of it and I could make new ones... right?
 

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I used needle nose vise grips pliers and was able to get them off/on without destroying them. I had new spares for backup though.

I wouldn't guarantee that normal hose would be good enough. You may get a kink with that kind of bend.
 

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Yea... thats sorta what I was wondering... what is it anyway, a sort of vaccum hose material.. seems like the same exact thing, just a little hard now.. like most of my other hoses... Im gonna go look for my needle noses, my vice grips were a little too big to have any room for tugging.. ah well if I mess them up Ill have to wait to drive it I guess... or find something at Autozone... thanks.
 

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heh... I just destroyed the first one... I hope Autozone can help me out now, it looks rather generic though if you ask me... Im sure anything of the same size will work ( I hope :mad: )
 

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I jacked one up last time I changed plugs and used Gates red heater hose as a quick fix. The offset on the attachment points isn't so bad that it will kink so you should be able to get away with it like I did. So far it's held up fine but I am going to order the correct hose from Toyota.

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hmm... Ill check into that if all else fails, both parts places Ive gone to now said regular hose will colapse because its not pre-formed and as sturdy as the stuff I need... they told me to goto Toyota... but they arent open for TWO DAYS and I wanna do some racing tonight, its beautiful out :(

I wish the ones from my celica would work lol :D
 

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hmm... Ill check into that if all else fails, both parts places Ive gone to now said regular hose will colapse because its not pre-formed and as sturdy as the stuff I need... they told me to goto Toyota... but they arent open for TWO DAYS and I wanna do some racing tonight, its beautiful out :(

I wish the ones from my celica would work lol :D
Too bad you don't live closer, I have both those hoses in my toolbox!
 

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damn... yea Id be over in a heatbeat... even if it was a couple hours away.. a few hours of driving the celica is better than 2 days of waiting to get the supra going again... I may look into that heater hose mentioned above though.. I would think any REALLY sturdy hose would hold up, I hope.. Im gonna check Toyota dealers in the bigger cities about 30 minutes away, sometimes they are open later on saturdays than noon.
 

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Well I got the replacement hoses on... I have not started up the car/driven the car yet... they arent 100% perfect... its sorta like regular bent pipe vs. mandrel bent pipe..you can see how it sorta deforms VERY slightly instead of being 100% perfect bend the whole way, but there is no actual crease or what would appear to be air blockage.. so I think it should be ok until I can get the real crank case hoses, anyone have any input on that?

What exactly do the crank case ventilation hoses do anyway... isnt it for cooling, or just cycling air?.. I dont know too much about it, but Ill drive the car nice and easy and just let it idle for a little and see if I see any changes in the hoses.. hopefully they will be ok for now.
 

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You can buy generic fuel line hose to fit. Just take one of the old ones to a parts house and buy a couple of feet of the hose - just make sure it is fuel line. The new ones go on a lot easier than the old hard ones.
BTW - you can get the coil packs out without removing the hoses. Try it - you'll like it.
 

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I tried several times and all I did was strip one of the bolts almost... closest to the bumper, middle coil pack.. because the hose was directly over top of it, and my socket couldnt get on it... only sat on the bolt halfway at an angle.. tried short, long, different extensions, one of those pivoting extensions.. etc.. couldnt get anything on it, and I didnt have a 10mm wrench :(

But Its all good anyway, I needed some hose clamps to get the bend out of that generic hose, since it was so fat and almost impossible to bend.. hoseclam over the bend put it right back into shape though.. ill replace them monday :)
 

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I replaced mine with silicone hose and it works much better. Since it's a lot more flexible, it's a cinch to get them on and off.

Later, Steve
 
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