Tech Tip: Hose and Wire Matching

When taking an engine apart, it can be tricky putting hoses and wires back together again correctly without careful preparation during disassembly.  Here is a suggestion from Maryann Coberly of the Institute of Marine Technology in Lake Whales, FL, to help prevent wrong connections:

"My suggestion would be to use different colors of nail polishes.  The different colored polishes will stay in place for a very long time and it will prevent a person from grabbing the wrong part.  All the technician would have to do is match up the nail polish color to the one that matches.  I recommend using bright colors, as in blues, oranges, and greens."