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New g3 i straighten out the hoses, connect up barracuda,the hoses twist all back up,and it stays in one place

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Try disconnecting all the hoses and laying them out in the sun for a few hours. The heat should loosen their shape. Then make sure to not reconnect in the same order. The hoses develop a "memory" if bent in the same position over and over again. If all else fails buy new hoses, although if it's new that shouldn't be the problem.

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