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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:45 am    Post subject: Re: Coolant Hose in Vancouver Reply with quote

aha... yes I know I should invest in some nicer hose clamps.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Coolant Hose in Vancouver Reply with quote

You always want to keep your rubber intact. Thatís how accidents happen!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:53 am    Post subject: Re: COOLANT HOSE in Vancouver Reply with quote

epowell wrote:

But our vans only go higher than 212F if they actually OVER-HEAT, correct?


incorrect. my van will often get that hot, especially coming off the highway and into city traffic.

i don't really do oF, so you will need to convert, but my van will often go up to 105, 110, and even 120oC on a long slow climb in the mountains. i get nervous over 110, and i stop to admire the view at 120. of course; one reason for this could be severely rusted coolant pipes. i have been meaning to replace them with hose as well.

one other concern with hoses vs rigid pipes is rubbing from vibrations/etc, so make sure there are no pointy things that might rub a hole. i noticed one of my oil cooling hoses was getting a nice hole from the alternator screw - caught it before it was catastrophic but it could have been pretty nasty.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: Coolant Hose in Vancouver Reply with quote

For reference 120 C is about 248F
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