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    Default Name of tool for opening hose clips on Vectra C thermostat connections?

    Anyone, can you please guide me to the type of special pliers I need to release the hose clamps so I can replace my thermostat (1.9 CDTI)? A link to a suitable tool would be greatly appreciated. I have spent ages surfing the web but are a bit confused about all the different types these day (I used to only know the good old jubilee clip). From what I can gather, the clamps are called 'Constant Tension Clamps' and not Clic or Clic R ones.

    Many thanks

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    Pliers work a treat on them. I've done a couple and never had a special tool

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    Mole grips are the daddy for them jobs mate

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    I know some of the people use these were i work

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Long-Reach...item415fc63c87

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    Use them above as they are great to get to the clips that dont have much room.

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    pneumatic pliers maybe .

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    Wasn't called r-click tool was it ?

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    pliers or water pump pliers worked for me.

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    As above then throw them away and replace with jubilee clips.

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    Thanks all. I had a shot at some of the clips. Adjustable mole grips worked a treat on the ones I tried. I also let them remain on the car as they, apparently, sprung back to the same tension once the mole grips were released.

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