I came across the Gates Racing
site and was looking at their performance products.
While browsing the Performance Coolant Hoses
I came across the Gates PowerGrip® Hose Clamps
Gates claims that the, "thermoplastic clamp maintains a dynamic tension so that it never needs retightening. Whenever the engine reaches operating temperture, the shrink forces of PowerGrip SB readjust to a consistent clamping force. In addition, its clamping force increases as the temperature drops below 40 degrees F, thereby tightening the connection."
Interesting, wouldn't you say…
I like the clean look these clamps provide and the elimination of cold flow would be a plus too.
Anyone have any experience using these?
Any thoughts about using them?
*cold flow -The deep and permanent impressions or cracks in a hose caused by hose clamp pressure.