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  • avatar zaken1 12/03/10 9:19 pm PST

    If the coolant level in the radiator is low, which can only be checked by removing the radiator filler cap, the temperature may actually be higher than what the gauge indicates. But hoses do not usually break from high coolant temperature; instead, they break from exposure to oil and chemicals, from age, from excessive vibration, from poor quality materials, and from tightening of hose clamps to the point where they cut through or crack the hose. For that reason, it is good practice to replace all coolant hoses when any one of them breaks; or if they begin showing signs of cracking, drying out, rotting, or wear. Goodyear or Gates hoses are preferred brands. I would also replace all wire type hose clamps with band type worm gear hose clamps.

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  • zaken1 12/03/10 9:19 pm PST

    If the coolant level in the radiator is low, which can only be checked by removing the radiator filler cap, the temperature may actually be higher than what the gauge indicates. But hoses do not usually break from high coolant temperature; instead, they break from exposure to oil and chemicals, from age, from excessive vibration, from poor quality materials, and from tightening of hose clamps to the point where they cut through or crack the hose. For that reason, it is good practice to replace all coolant hoses when any one of them breaks; or if they begin showing signs of cracking, drying out, rotting, or wear. Goodyear or Gates hoses are preferred brands. I would also replace all wire type hose clamps with band type worm gear hose clamps.

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