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944 NA Factory Zip Ties... ?

Look at this pic


Not my car, but has the same 'Factory Zip Ties' my car does.


Look at the bottom of the pic. Two zip ties holding this hose (I assume radiator hose of sorts, haven't even looked at it that hard)... My car has the same thing.

Is this a lazy (or reasonable?) repair/holding for this hose? I doubt it came from the factory with Porsche Zip Ties... ?

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Came from the factory that way.
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Came from the factory that way.
*cough*. what?
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They sure did ! If I had to guess ??? I would say it is better to leave them uncut and not risk someone cutting and damaging the wires...other than that I cannot understand why they did this. I recently cut all of mine off and check for damage to wires and vaccum hoses, when I installed zip ties, I cut them off as far as the radiator zip ties...zip ties are great at holding things tight, but I cannot understand why they would use those and not rubber bushings and a bolt ??
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Yep, that's how it is....what's wrong with that? The ties keep that hot hose from drooping into the fans or belts.

Here's how mine looks....


looks like the same color cars...mine's the one without the rust (hehe)
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The zip ties in the back by the firewall are easy to undo without cutting so you can reuse them.
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when I installed zip ties, ...... but I cannot understand why they would use those and not rubber bushings and a bolt ??
Q: Why didn't you use a rubber bushing and a bolt?

A: Same reason as the factory- Zip ties are inexpensive, and easy to use.
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There was a group buy on these ties on Rennlist last fall. I dont remember who found them, but I am sure glad they did! Our cars have a bunch of these that are used for just about everything. All but 3 on my whole car were broken.
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Ping user gina.kane on rennlist to find out where they bulk purchased - I bought 50.

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