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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:57 pm 
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Hi guys got to installing my davies craig (upper radiator hose) switch for a set of thermo's. The one that comes with the flat seal to sit in the upper radiator hose where it meets the radiator.

Anyway, what a great idea! ONLY problem is that my seal doesn't!!! (Seal that is!) I tightened my hose clamp as tight as it would go and then it let go!

Anyone had this problem before? And if so can anyone help me to fix it?

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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:01 pm 
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Yeah they can be a bit of a pain. When I had mine I got rid of that rubber part and used silicon gasket maker instead. Seals everytime without problems, only thing is you have to let it dry for at least a couple of hours (if not overnight) before running the engine.
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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:10 pm 
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Yeah mate, just attack it with sillicon or gasket goo of soem kind. Let it sit for a few hours n your done.
I kept the rubber bit but n just hammered on the gasket goo

HAve done it to 2 of my cars, and know about 6 or 7 others who've done it on they're falcon 6;s and 8's n had no worries

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:47 am 
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I think a lot of us have been down this path, it is a crap idea that Davies Craig could have fixed years ago, but they haven't.

I normally used the rubber bit and a bit of silastic, otherwise they normally end up leaking.

I think there is a few in this forum that know of a block mounted switch that is available to do away with the dumb a*** idea of jamming it in between the top radiator hose.

 

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