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bottom radiator hose connecting to water pump

Fizzman

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hey guys my bottom radiator hose is leaking where it connects to engineblock/waterpump..
i can see the clamp for it but its in a very awkard position and i will have to remove some parts in order to get to it. . has anyone else replaced that hose and if so can they give me a tutorial on how to do it
would be greatly appreciated..
 

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shouldn't need to remove anything to get to it, although it could make it easier. firstly just inspect the clamp and if its old and rubbish or a flathead screw type just buy a new one and put that on as well, tighten them both up and see if it leaks.
 

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As above, you shouldn't need to remove anything.
If the clamp has a hex head (as well as a slot) you could try a ring spanner or 1/4 drive socket and extension. Most commonly they a 7mm.
 

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As everyone else has said you just need a screwdriver to undo the clamp,you should replace the clamp and also replace the hose it would have a split in it because they go hard when they get old then they leak
 

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As everyone else has said you just need a screwdriver to undo the clamp,you should replace the clamp and also replace the hose it would have a split in it because they go hard when they get old then they leak
Yeah if the hose is really brittle you're best to replace all the hoses (as they are all the same age), and drain/flush your coolant and replace all hose clamps. Then you know it's sweet. But just try chaning the hose clamp if you want an easy fix :)
 

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yer your right guys i did this morning wasnt a hard job at all thanks heaps for the advice
 

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hey guys, I got a VR with the same problem. where can I buy the hose and what do I ask for? do the clamps come with it?

also I have seen that valve that it connects to comes in brass now should I replace that too?

cheers
 
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