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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:02 pm 
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For my EB V8. Its leaking a little : But I dont like the idea of paying > $60 for one :(
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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:40 pm 
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i bet its leaking from the section where the small hose comes off?

i couldnt find one aftermarket at the time so i bit the bullet and went to ford and yes there not cheap i paid $75 for mine .
that was about 2 years ago.
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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:51 pm 
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Thats the place..... and it annoys me. Im sitting here wondering if I can do it any other way.... that hose just seems stupid to me.
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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:54 pm 
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there's no such thing as an aftermarket top rad hose for the v8. i recently bought mine from car parts place for $66. there's not much you can do. if you need one, you just have to pay up.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:57 pm 
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yep ford only.
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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:10 pm 
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I went through about 5 of them when I was breaking engine mounts due to the charger.

As has been said, Ford genuine ones are the only ones available. If you are keen, go get a custom piece made so it won't happen again. If not, just go to any car parts place (Coventrys etc.) and talk them down from the $90 price tag they quote.

I picked my ones up for anywhere between $50 & $75.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:57 pm 
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Just took mine off and split around the little hose connection. Haven't tested if it leaks yet but I think that question you guys have answered already. I really hate genuswine prices.
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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:09 pm 
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Davies Craig have just released an adapter so you can put their sensors into the hose line without going under the hose clamp. I wonder if you can adapt one of those.... I really do.

They are only $20 or so I think, and if they work (you might need a hydraulic fitting...) then you can just use standard hoses...

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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:10 pm 
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Get a metal pipe same diameter as the stock top pipe, the get a nipple brazed on to it. Cut old damaged section out and use the pipe to replace it, probably cost more than 75 odd to do it though.
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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:48 pm 
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You need to flange it though - I did this for another application and without a flange it will pop off when it gets hot/sits
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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:54 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
You need to flange it though - I did this for another application and without a flange it will pop off when it gets hot/sits
some on ebay,coventrys liverpool

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:38 pm 
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Link? Can't find them.
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