[V8] Radiator Problem

Ron Wainwright ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 25 06:00:13 PST 2007

I think Brad's talking about the hose comming from the
coolant tank?
 That little nipple just screws off. & just so happens
I have a handfull of those little nipples.

 Let me know Brad.


--- Kneale Brownson <knealeski at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> The link goes to a pix of how I fixed the broken-off
> radiator neck on my 200q20v.  Used it that way for
> several months while I collected the stuff necessary
> to replace all the flexible plumbing in the engine
> compartment as well as both radiators.  It's epoxy
> similar to JB Weld and pipe I had left over from
> replumbing a boiler.  I soldered a piece of 10-gauge
> wire onto the pipe to serve as a hose barb. 
> http://www.pbase.com/kneale_brownson/image/71383807
> Brad Hartman <info at speakoutpro.com> wrote:  My upper
> radiator hose came off today. Closer inspection
> revealed that the 
> plastic connector/nipple at the top inner side of
> the radiator (approx. 
> 1-1/2 to 2 inches long) had broken off approx. 3/4
> inch from the body of the 
> radiator. Luckily, I could still replace the hose,
> tighten the clamp and 
> then limp home. It held for 15 miles.
> Here's the question: Can I find some sort of clamp
> that will provide enough 
> gripping power to keep the hose DEPENDABLY in place?
> Again, the nipple that 
> originally help the hose by clamp is now shorter.
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