[Vwdiesel] Re: coolant hoses
natewall1 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 7 15:38:18 EDT 2004
PVC Pipe and fittings may be another option.
--- Nate Wall <natewall1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I think the copper pipe and fittings are a great
> Sweat soldering them, right? But I'd make sure I
> a compatable coolant. The VW Phosphate Free coolant
> specified because VW cooling systems have no brass.
> Not sure if the phosphates protect copper or the
> Also, any transitions from the engine to the
> and other items not attached to the engine should be
> made by a rubber coupling hose to brevent fracturing
> the pipes. Secure all pipes because of the high
> vibration levels.
> --- Libbybapa at wmconnect.com wrote:
> > I am currently doing an engine conversion. A
> > into an '87 vanagon.
> > Another conversion I have seen used copper
> > fittings, and straight pipe
> > to fabricate the various hoses. Is there any
> > not too? Chemical
> > reactions w/ coolant or other metals aluminum/cast
> > iron? Those hoses can be pricey
> > and I'd love to save the nickel. Andrew
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