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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:55 pm 
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Hey :-)

I was about to remove my lower radiator hose when I discovered a hose clamp that I had never seen before.

The head of the clamp is rounded with a hole in the centre, I have only ever encountered clamps that can be removed with a screwdriver.

Does anyone know how these clamps are removed and re-attached?

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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:58 pm 
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might be the stupid push together ones

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:19 pm 
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pry the round thing off with a flat head srew driver, and it has a standard screw head under this.
and i'd be looking at getting the radiator cleaned as it sounds like its the factory unit.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:50 pm 
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those clamps were factory. sililar to a shear bolt, when they get to a certain tension the end snaps off and you cant tighten them too much

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:22 pm 
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pry the round thing off with a flat head srew driver, and it has a standard screw head under this.
and i'd be looking at getting the radiator cleaned as it sounds like its the factory unit.


^ what he said!! It's just a cover for a regulation clamp head. It's most likely been there since it tolled out of the factory.

How old is your car? That's how old that radiator hose is :)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:48 am 
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haha thanks guys :-)

The car is a 1999 AU Falcon Forte sedan (not the vehicle displayed as my avatar). My fiance has owned it for approximately one year.

Thank you for the information regarding the clamp, I thought it seemed a little bit unusual!

Interestingly enough the radiator fitted to the vehicle doesn't appear to have any sort of drain plug.

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:03 am 
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yer strange on that drain plug...

hey martin/msn man

my au stil has orig radiator and hose'es.. after 200000kms... :) and the rad has never come out
and i cant get the damnthing to read more than a 1/4 on the gauge
got to love the auI's copper rads :)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:41 am 
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yer strange on that drain plug...

hey martin/msn man

my au stil has orig radiator and hose'es.. after 200000kms... :) and the rad has never come out
and i cant get the damnthing to read more than a 1/4 on the gauge
got to love the auI's copper rads :)


Lol, you're keen Frank! I'd say the hose is probably the weak link. But then, i cant talk - my upper and lower rad hoses are factory issue and are about 4 weeks away from being 11 years old!! lol

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:54 pm 
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yours is different as you have looked after it.
i don't know his history and i thought it was an e-series, better to be safe than sorry with em.

 

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looked after it?? hahahahah
not as much as some other members on here....

*touches wood nothign will break.....


i barely do the miniumum needed for the car and it rewards me by going hard day in day out :)

love thei ford :) thei ford will love back :)

 

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