Copper hose joiner?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Ray Bentos, May 17, 2005.

  1. Ray Bentos

    Ray Bentos Guest

    I need to join 2 pieces of breather pipe together. I tried looking for a
    plastic hose joiner at my local motor shoppe, and found some plastic ones
    with ribs on (just what I wanted). The only sizes they sell tho are 13mm &
    8mm. My pipe is approx 11mm. I feel the 8mm will be too loose, and I've
    tried the 13mm and cant ram it into the hose at all, too big.

    I've got some copper piping which is just the right size. I plan to cut a
    length and fasten it with 2 jubilee clips. Only thing I want to know is, is
    there any chance the copper may 'deteriorate' and damage my engine? The
    pipe is breathing into the plenum chamber (it really is a breather and not a
    vacuum line). Is there any chance the copper piping could emit anything
    that would damage the cat etc.........?
    Ray Bentos, May 17, 2005
  2. Ray Bentos

    mindwipe Guest

    i think it will be fine
    its nice to see someone thinking on their feet
    go for it buddy
    mindwipe, May 18, 2005
  3. Ray Bentos

    Ray Bentos Guest

    i think it will be fine
    You have to think on your feet if you want to succeed with cars!
    I've done it now, secured it good with jubilee clips. I dont think myself
    it will damage anything, its not as though any liquid (fuel, etc....) is
    running through the pipe, only fresh air.
    Time will tell.............
    Ray Bentos, May 19, 2005
  4. Ray Bentos

    mindwipe Guest

    personally i have used the same repair with heater pipes with no ill affects
    mindwipe, May 19, 2005
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