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Omega Ve commodore V6 Radiator Hose Pop off.

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Graeme81, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Graeme81

    Graeme81 New Member

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    3F304430-7265-44DC-AEAA-B63E5F6186F9.jpeg Hi

    Had a hose pop off today.. looks like it’s connected to radiator..
    Hose is under the Air Hose.

    Can anyone tell if there will be any more concerns..

    Should I be able to just reconnect hose and car will run normal again?

    There was some fluid splatter, so a radiator flush or just top up?

    Thx
     
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    Sorry Graham, but I'm lost here.
    I have a VE 6 and can't understand your photo.

    Air hose??????????????

    Reconnect it by all means, but do check coolant level and reconnection often.
    Your coolant should be red, as per what your books will tell you, and it needs to be flushed and changed using the red coolant every 5 years.....Has it been? If not coolant change for sure.
     
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    Here’s another Pix..Does that tell a better story..
    I better do a flush then.. Could be approaching the 5 year mark..

    Seems to be the greenish coolant color tho.
    Will that matter..

    Cheers gossie
     

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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Did the plastic neck break off inside the hose? That's what usually happens and if so you will need a new radiator!
     
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    I think he means under the air intake?
    Yeah looks like you’ve broken the top radiator hose / neck man.

    New radiator is needed yesterday, and make sure they put RED coolant in!
     
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    New radiator sounds fair.
    RED coolant. Who put green into it?
    Read your books.
     
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    New radiator /2 new hoses (if old)/4 worm type clamps.
     
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    Hi greenacc

    Just pulled the clip off the hose and found this part stuck in the hose..
    What’s the plastic neck..??

    Regards
     

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    That piece in your hand.

    It will match the break in the outlet on the radiator.
     
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    Its the peice off radiator hose mount that’s snapped off.
     
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    Don’t make em like they used to!

    Replace your radiator cap while you’re at it too!
     
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    You are holding it mate. The hose won't stay on properly now so you need to replace the radiator.
    Same thing happened to me at about 220000 Ks. Autobahn sell decent rads, or find a hella behr online ( same as original)
     
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    Re changing from green back to red, with my VX Clubby when I bought it in 2006 it had green coolant in it. I asked the mechanical place where I get it serviced and the suggestion now that it has green not to change back to red. I still have green in it, car is now 18 years old. No problem.
     
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    At the end of the day, it should have red coolant in it. If its got green in it, it will need a complete flush, maybe a few complete flushes to clear the green **** out. I'd say to get it done properly at a garage.

    Im pretty sure Holden made the change from green to red on the VZ model?
    Has something to do with the make up of the coolant and how it reacts with the internals of the hoses, radiator, and engine cooling veins.
     
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    Pre VZ green. VZ and onward red. Ecotec and Alloytec are totally different engines. The General knows best. Mix them and you make jelly.
     
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    Well there you go, learn something every day, for the last 12 years I was thinking some dipstick changed the coolant and used green in place of the original red.
     
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    That’s the v6s he’s referring to mate, the ecotec has a cast iron engine and they changed to the alloy (alloytech) engine from vz onwards your vx clubby should have the red coolant in it due to it being an alloy engine, the green coolant can cause the alloy to corrode over time
     
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    Makes sense, I was just referring to the owners hand book, it refers to the coolant being Dex-Cool GM6277M specification, google that seems like it would be red.
     
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    As has been said, the switch from green to red was made on the V6 models when the engine switched from the 3.8 ecotec (cast iron) to the 3.6 alloytec (aluminium)

    On the V8 models, the switch was made when the Gen III V8 was introduced in the VT series 2 models - the old Holden 5L V8 had the cast iron block as opposed to the Gen III with the ally block

    Personally, if it’s filled with the incorrect coolant, I’d be having it changed yesterday!
     
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