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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:58 pm 
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Re : The bulge. What would be the likely cause of it?

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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:37 pm 
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cause?

10+ years of service.

seriously, thats the hottest part the hose can get.

fatigue heat and fluid.... replace it, and its about time the rest get replaced too.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:28 pm 
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That hose is just waiting to burst! Replace it ASAP before it leaves you stranded.

One other thing, is it soft when cold or still holding heaps of pressure?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:34 pm 
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Replace top and bottom and flush the system while your there.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:41 am 
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Thanks guys
Will get replacement hose today and other hoses soon
Doesn't seem to be holding pressure when cold
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:52 am 
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linchpin75 wrote:
Doesn't seem to be holding pressure when cold
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Thats good, sound like its just the hose then.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:11 am 
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Yeah replace the hose ASAP and maybe the reservoir cap if its not relasing pressure when needed.
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:32 pm 
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That's the only thing on our EF that's left us stranded.

That hose. Pretty reliable :)
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