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Cheap J & L Hose Fix

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Cheap J & L Hose Fix

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:10 pm

Finally getting around to replacing the crumbling vacuum lines on my 98 S70.

I'm about to tackle the evap system, and I distinctively recall reading a "hack" for replacing the J and L hoses for dirt cheap. It involved using a certain length of silicone vacuum line with a stainless steel spring. You get a spring that just fits the inside diameter of the hose so you can bend it 90 degrees without kinking. Then you can have a silicone J and L hose for only a few bucks. The only problem is, I completely forgot what the inside diameter was and I cannot seem to find the post. Does anyone know what the ID are for the J an L hoses? Wish I could remember who the poster was and where I saw this, but I'm drawing a blank.


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Re: Cheap J & L Hose Fix

Post by abscate » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:19 pm

I either just threw mine out or I can chrck in morning.
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Re: Cheap J & L Hose Fix

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:07 am

abscate wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:19 pm
I either just threw mine out or I can chrck in morning.
Were you able to find them abscate?


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Re: Cheap J & L Hose Fix

Post by abscate » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:41 am

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:07 am
abscate wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:19 pm
I either just threw mine out or I can chrck in morning.
Were you able to find them abscate?
I don think they survived the Great Garage Purge of last week where I dumped parts

Check my evap thread - maybe I measured them there?

On edit - I did not, sorry.

Best I can offer is an estimate of 3/4 inch ID

6 feet of 3/4 silicone hose will run you about $30 - not much cheaper than the Volvo parts from FCP - warranteed for life??

You can get the URO ones and do the job every year, too! (see Amazon reviews)



I do have three non-working V70 trunk latches though?
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