Need coolant hoses

Discussion in 'V8 - Emergency Issues' started by Nuke, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Nuke

    Nuke SHO Wagon Staff Member Sponsoring Member

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    I need some help from you guys. The other night I was coming home and lost coolant. Had my mechanic rip it apart, and I popped one of the lines going from one of the heads into the top of the coolant reservoir. Also, when he took it apart, the plastic Y broke.

    So, I am asking if anyone has a set of hoses to sell me so I can put my baby back on the road. I have dumped thousands into it this last year since I like it so much and want to keep it.

    Here are a couple of pics so you can see what I need. I would like all 3 hoses and the plastic Y. New would be awesome, but good and used would be OK. And I am more than happy to pay for them.

    Please help me out and get my car back on the road.

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  2. E1

    E1 Crash Tested

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    Hey Nuke. Long time no talk. You definitely do NOT want to put that stupid plastic Y fitting back in there. Where did the first one get you?

    Here is what you want to do. Replace the two small hoses and the Y fitting.

    Keep the long hose, I don't think I have ever seen that one go bad unless it was rubbing on the power steering pulley. Throw out the other hoses and Y fitting. You can probably reuse the hose clamps depending on the outside diameter of the hose you obtain.

    Go to your favorite hardware store and pick up a brass Tee and screw three 3/8" brass hosebarbs into it.

    Go to your favorite auto parts store and get 1 ft of 3/8" ID coolant hose.

    Find a way to get the hoses onto the barb in between the heads. Which hose on which barb doesn't matter too much - the coolant will flow towards the degasser tank. Make sure the hoses are not kinked and put it all back together.
     
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    Follow what E1 said. I went to my local part store and had them look for any in-stock 3/8ths hose for any vehicle that had a 90° bend and got those. To properly replace / upgrade the plastic Y fitting I used the following from newegg.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9F93X69180

    While you are in there you may want to look at your main water lines. If they haven't been replaced in a while and are overly soft or cracking. Now would be a good time to get at those. Don't forget the really pesky heater core lines, those are between the engine and the firewall.
     
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    I am in complete agreement with both of the above.

    pax, smn
     
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