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 Post subject: top radiator hose leaking
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:47 pm 
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hi all


my top radiator hose leaking in my eb 4.0l it has just had a new hose, would you recomend some radiator stop leak or not if so witch one?


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 Post subject: Re: top radiator hose leaking
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:32 pm 
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Hi There

Pics may help.

Some questions.....

Did you bleed the air out of the system ??
Sometimes air pockets can cause excessive pressure.
Are the hose clamps in the correct position ?? ( behind the lip ).
Are the clamps done reasonably tight ??
If the leak is at the radiator end there may be a small crack in
the radiator neck ??
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 Post subject: Re: top radiator hose leaking
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:11 pm 
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There 2 ends to a hose! If on the thermostat end was the hose fitting corroded and then cleaned? if so its more that likely pitted and should be replaced. Also did you fit new hose clamps and re tighten after hot?
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 Post subject: Re: top radiator hose leaking
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:46 pm 
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gutza wrote:
Hi There

Pics may help.

Some questions.....

Did you bleed the air out of the system ??
Sometimes air pockets can cause excessive pressure.
Are the hose clamps in the correct position ?? ( behind the lip ).
Are the clamps done reasonably tight ??
If the leak is at the radiator end there may be a small crack in
the radiator neck ??



yes i blead all the air out.
yes the hose clamps are in the right spot.
yes th leak is at the radiator end and idint leak until idid h thermofan conversion.

 

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 Post subject: Re: top radiator hose leaking
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:48 pm 
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joolz wrote:
There 2 ends to a hose! If on the thermostat end was the hose fitting corroded and then cleaned? if so its more that likely pitted and should be replaced. Also did you fit new hose clamps and re tighten after hot?



the leak i t the adiator end yes i have use two new clamps and ran until at operating temp and re tightened

 

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