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Old 10-27-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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I have a little leak in my turbo coolant supply line. It just leaks out of the rubber hose. It looks like and old swollen mess. Is it alright to just cut the old rubber hose off and replace it? I know it has crimped clamps on there, but I was just planning on replacing them with hose clamps. I was hoping I could get away with it instead of buying a new line.


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Old 10-27-2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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yah, no problem, I have replaced mine quite a few times. Just find the proper size hose and get enough to work, and you will be fine.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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^ what he said -- me too!
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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I believe Half inch heater hose fits it real nice if your talking about the one that runs next to the oil line
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:35 PM   #5
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isnt the supply the one from the back of the block ?

anyhoo for the coolant line going (coming?) to the "thermostat box" I drilled out the hole a bit, tapped for pipe thread and got a brass nipple, totally eliminating that first steel line and its troublesome flare fitting

and that's what I want to do on the "other" coolant line as well
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:43 PM   #6
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That's a good idea... so your going to run just 1/2 hose then? I worry about things like that. I think "It came with steel line for a reason I would imagine", but then it is only a coolant line... let me know how that works out.
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oops you want to keep this close to stock ; I prolly got a good OE coolant hose that still has the crimps.. cheap :)

I was running that mod for 2 yrs no problem ; WAY easier to hook up that line when swappiing heads around (like I seem to be often doing)
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i made my own saturday for the swap on my cruiser but coolant pours out the lower side closest to the block on the rubber hose where i clamped it with hose clamps to the metal tube, anyone have ideas on whats going on. i didnt bleed the system either
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