I am looking to learn something new about removing/installing hoses. This example is really why:
one day I had to remove a hose from a metal pipe. turned out the pipe was inserted into the rubber hose almost 6 inches. I managed to get it worked off without cutting it.* Perhaps you know how hard it is to work a tight rubber hose off of a pipe when it is worked on that much.
any tips for removing - and especially for pushing the hose back on? I found these at Harbor Freight, for removal:
I also am aware that isopropyl alcohol is supposed to make the pieces slippery, and there is Permatex 85409 to help :
my understanding was that isopropyl alcohol or the 85409 was for fuel hoses <- added after original posting
*This was a discovery mission, so I did not cut it because I did not want to get into more trouble. but if I had known how it was fit, I would have probably cut it off.