Quick Connects for Heater Hose - Pontiac G8 Forum: G8 Forums - G8Board.com
Tech Lounge First Mods / Basic Tech Questions

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 12-12-2017, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Jova007200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,515
Garage
Quick Connects for Heater Hose

Hey folks... I thought I'd share. I figure a lot of folks looking for quick connects might not think of using these. If your fittings bust/crack and you need the male stub, it seems like you're out of luck. At least I couldn't find the set of fittings; just the female connector.

I've used these for other things (sub-zero chillers and garden hoses). They're called Cam-Lock Fittings.

The link goes to the aluminum ones since that is what the corrosion inhibitors are designed for, but brass and stainless steel are also available. Since the parts are not electrically connected to anything else, there wouldn't need to be any worry about corrosion, but the aluminum ones are the cheapest so they make the most sense.

These come with Buna-N Gaskets which are good for -40 to 212F, and so you would want to be sure to purchase some EPDM for -40 to 250F service. Viton is not recommended for colder climates when temperatures routinely get below +5F.

There are other more expensive varieties from other sources that have locking mechanisms instead of the Cotter pin if you want a cleaner look. You could of course make your own little custom and invisible lock, but I have not devised one as of yet.

Some folks might have thought about this already, but for those that haven't I figured I'd share.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg camlock2.jpg (18.2 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg camlock1.jpg (30.7 KB, 15 views)

'09 PSM G8 GT - OPG Intake, DOD-Delete w/ Stage 1C 218/229 .600 Lift 117.5LSA, Kooks 1 7/8 Mids, Solo Axle-Back w/ X-Pipe, SuperPro Bushings (Front and Rear). BMR Sway Bars (Red)
Power: 400HP/392TQ


"If you want to criticize someone else's work, be sure that your own is in order first."

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Last edited by Jova007200; 12-12-2017 at 12:22 PM.
Jova007200 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac G8 Forum: G8 Forums - G8Board.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome