4-9. GENERAL MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES - Continued
4-9 4 General Repair/Assembly Instructions - Continued
Hose Assemblies - Continued
Set the sleeve barbs into the Teflon tube by
installing the end of the sleeve and tube over the nipple and
then work the hose bore over the nipple as shown.
Lubricate the nipple and socket threads with
hydraulic fluid (item 9, Appendix E).
Clamp the nipple hex in a vise. Push the hose
over the nipple using a twisting action until seated against
nipple clamper. Push socket forward and thread onto nipple
Invert hose assembly and clamp socket in vise.
Tighten nipple in a clockwise direction until 1/32 in. (1 mm)
clearance between nipple and socket is achieved. Further
tightening is acceptable if socket and nipple hexes are to be
To prevent any contamination from new hose
assembly, blow out hose assembly using compressed air.
Rinse inside of hose with hot water. Do not allow water
temperature to exceed 180 deg. F (82 deg. C). Using
compressed air, blow out all water from hose assembly.
If new hose assembly is not going to be installed
immediately after installing fittings, cap both ends to keep