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Anyone with any suggestions on getting the rubber reducer inserts (came with stainless hose kit) to go on more easily? They are a very hard rubber and tough to stretch over the inlets. Could I use the old hose which is in good shape, cut it 3 inches long? The stainless cap fits over it.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks.
 

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a little lube maybe?

Hi Shnomad. Have you tried a little WD-40 or brake fluid:questionmark: Makes most rubber stuff slide on easier.:anim_25:JIM.
 

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I put a little bearing grease on the inner lip. Does not take a lot.:anim_25:
 

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Don't use brake fluid -- that can damage the rubber. I wouldn't use grease, WD-40, or silicone, which are persistent and can cause the piece to continue to move about.

What has worked well for me on multiple rubber pieces is a mix of one part liquid dishwashing detergent to four parts water. This solution can easily be washed away and won't damage any parts.

If you want to use something that will "glue" the parts together after helping you slip them together, use hairspray.
 
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