I'm trying to replace this piddly cooling hose on my Miata that burst at my last track day. One end terminates behind the block. I've been able to access that. The other end terminate near the oil filter under the intake manifold. I can't get the hose clamp off. I have special cable-operate hose-clamp pliers, but there isn't enough room under the manifold to get a grip on the clamp.
Any suggestions on a trick to do this, that don't require me to remove the intake manifold?
Otherwise, how hard is it to remove the intake manifold (it's a 94, so it looks like one piece)? Are there any tricks for that?
Thanks in advance.
Edit: Alternately, I could use a hose junction on the piece of hsoe that's in place, since it's in reasonably good condition still. Then I can attache the new hose to that. It would be a bit desperate, but it should make the car drivable for a little while.