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    New question here. How do YOU fix a kinked hyrdaulic line?

    Once it kinks it is more prone to kink again.
    Whats your method of keeping it from kinking again?
    I was thinking just a piece of duct tape around it to stiffen it up a bit.

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    the temp fix until I get a new line - pen splint

    take a pen like a bic (not the clear hard plastic kinds, but the slightly flexable plastic ones, cut it to about an inch to 2 inches long, and make a slit in it along its length, slide it over the hose, and electrical tape it in place. Usually works flawlessly until the new line is in/I get paid

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    thatll work too

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    If it's near one of the ends and you have enough hose and the ends aren't pre-crimped. I'd just trim it.

    Otherwise I would replace it.

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    I just arranged it so there is no force bending the line @ kink

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    If I were you I would arrange it AND do the pen splint.. Sounds stirdy.. Enough.

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    I just buy a new line.

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    mine's kinked right next to lever - i don't even brother buying new fittings let alone whole line

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    Quote Originally Posted by vk45de
    mine's kinked right next to lever - i don't even brother buying new fittings let alone whole line
    Just trim yours, but look to see why yours got kinked up. A longer hose or reroute maybe needed so you aren't doing the same thing again soon.
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