Radiator Hose

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 9 14:20:06 EST 2005

I've done that trick once already on the water manifold side.  It had a 
"bubble" that accumulated sediment/solids and wound up rupturing...some 
scissors and a screwdriver and I was on my way.  If I keep that up, I'll 
wind up straightening up the hose in due time.

Derek P

> > Noticed that I'm getting some antifreeze residue/crystals forming at 
> > ends of the upper radiator hose (ie at the radiator and the coolant
> > manifold).  I feel confident in saying they are plenty tight, so don't 
> > that's the issue.  Is this a sign that this hose, which likely has over 
> > on it, is getting ready to bite the dust?  As I need a multi-failure 
> > I though maybe I'd order both at the same time.
> >
> > Any input?
>One can often cut a 1/2" off each end of the hose to move the clamp to a 
>clamp area and thus prevent minor leakage at the previously clamped area

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