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Car is an '08 with 178K miles. Goal for today was to change the coolant, replace the upper radiator hose, replace the thermostat, (temp sensor done as emergency repair in mid-winter), and install the MacKay hose set I purchased maybe 4 years ago. I have been losing coolant slowly and it appeared to be perspiring through the walls of the factory original upper radiator hose. Thermostat was original too. By-Pass Valve had been replaced previously as a late night emergency repair after it failed in the driveway. Target completion time for today's tasks was 3-4 hours.
Temp was 95 today with heat index approaching 110 and a blistering sun. The two firewall hose connections required at least 2 hours and probably 3 hours to remove! Problem was mostly location of the clamp ears on the factory hose clamps. I have the Sears Cable Operated hose clamp pliers but there was insufficient space between the hoses to insert the active end of the cable and release the clamps.
Seven hours later I am done. Whew! The 80 degree pool temp sure felt good after spending all day in the driveway.
->Posting last edited on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 14:13:22.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Best access path to the radiator petcock??, MI-Roger , Fri, 29 Jun 2018 03:10:16
- Job successfully completed but absolutely brutal, MI-Roger , Sat, 30 Jun 2018 14:05:23 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Best access path to the radiator petcock??, TG, Sat, 30 Jun 2018 06:13:39
- Re: Best access path to the radiator petcock ?, Mark in Marine , Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:41:39
- Re: Best access path to the radiator petcock??, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:26:29
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