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hey guys i have purchased pillar pod, vdo pyro and vdo boost gauge. The boost gauge didnt come with a hose so i purchased one but cannot get a tight fitting apparently the olive is for brazing. i know i can get the correct olive but the local autoshop says use copper instead of nylon. what are you blokes using or whats your thaughts???
 

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Go to Coventrys or Repco or a truck mob like Truckline in Kewdale, they will have the correct olives for the nylon tube, they use them on Road Ranger truck gear boxes.
I wouldn't use copper!;);)
 

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you have to tighten the olives a lot.

BTW I HATE the plastic tubing, I've had it snap fresh out of the box. I only use a short section about 10cm near the gauge just top make it easy to handle and use copper or rubber from there.
 

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Not a good idea to use copper as it will work harden, meaning any movement of the pipe through vibration, will cause the tube to get hard and then break.
 
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