Self fusing tape

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  1. GaryH61

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    I have a Peugeot Boxer Elddis Autostratus on a 1999 plate with a 2.5D engine.

    The oil breathers are starting to split near the unions and jubilee clips. These hoses seem to be hard to acquire so I am considering self fusing tape.

    My question therefore, has anyone tried this before or had experience using this material and can advise if this will be suitable.

    Cheers
     
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    I've never used it on oily pipes but I don't think it would be too successful, you could try replacing the hoses with silicon tubing if the runs aren't too complicated ?
     
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    self fusing .. or self amalgamating tape as I know it, is designed for insulating electrical joints.. and it's great stuff

    but as said, I don't think it will be successful on oily pipe..
     
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    self fusing tape is only ever going to be a temporary fix. as said silicone hoses will replace the split ones
     
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    better to use pipes and make up bends etc with copper plumbing fittings
     
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    I've used it to repair a flexible rubberized pipe between the air filter and carb on a motorbike. That worked fine until I obtained a proper replacement a few months later.
     
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    It very definitely doesn't like oil - oil turns it into black jelly.
     
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    Thanks for all the wise words (y)
    Like the idea -
     
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