[V8] radiator hoses

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Tue Nov 16 14:43:22 EST 2004

I thought about that too. In my case, I probably could have just made the "T"
and been done, but then I figured the old one went 13 years, and I hope I don't
have this car that much longer so I just went for the new.
I did keep the old hoses in case I need to do some fabricating though.


Quoting "Buchholz, Steven" <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com>:

> ... IMO the upper rad hose is designed to fail from the get go ...
> I've had that old hose which I have carefully cut open sitting in the
> garage waiting for a need to finalize the solution ... just called my
> BiL ... I was planning to see him tomorrow anyway ... I'll take the
> pieces to him to see if we can't match up some standard hoses ... these
> with an appropriate "T" section should be considerably cheaper ...
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> >
> > It looks like the radiator hoses have just taken a big price
> > bump. The upper is
> > now $231 list. There are still a few sites out there that
> > have them for for
> > about $130 - which is less than the new wholesale price so if
> > you need one, you
> > might want to get it now.
> > The lower is about $80.
> > Most of the places I checked could not actually get the hose
> > for the price
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