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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:54 am 
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can someone post up a pic or describe in good detail the lower
radiator hose cos i dont know what hose to pull.
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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:43 pm 
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Great big thick one that comes off the bottom of the radiator, and ends up behind the power steering pump! On an i6 anyway

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:29 pm 
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ok found it and removed the clamp-what a pain in the a***. now the hose is stuck fast! any ideas on how to get it off?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:34 pm 
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you need to get the seal to break, twist, pull, what ever it takes to make it come loose basically, you can sometimes, get sumething under the edge and get it to break free.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:35 pm 
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Twist the hose as you pull it off.

Also, a screwdriver under the hose used to help lever it off, just don't be too agressive and split the hose.

When you put it back on, make sure the output of the radiator is clean and put a bit of grease on the hose if you have some.
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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:23 pm 
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still not coming off. ive tried everything
do you boys have anymore ideas?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:43 pm 
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get a good quality coat hanger, bend it in 2, and stick it under the hose should split the seal and do no damage.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:33 pm 
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A bit of wd40 or similar sprayed under the edge of the hose. Use a small screwdriver to open the end so you can use the tiny pipe thing that comes with the can. Either that or twist it while moving it up and down/side to side. Also make sure the clamp is slid up the hose past the barb or you'll have trouble

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:47 pm 
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ok boys got it off and have drained the coolant and flushed it too!
now to get it on. will there be any leaks if it hasnt been put back all the way? ive put the clamp bak on

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:13 pm 
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there probably wont be any leaks but you may find if the hose was not put back correctly then it may fall off.

 

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as long as it went far enough on that the hose clamp is after the neck of the radiator then it should be fine.

next time a little bit vaseline, or used engine oil, just a light smear will get all the way on easily.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:24 pm 
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well did the coolant change. ran the engine to purge the air for a little too long and coolant sprayed everywhere. grrrr.
going to top her bak up tomorrow when i get some more.

thanks to everyone for all their help and suggestions

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