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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Almost at my wits end!

as a few of you will remember i recently replaced my coolant hoses with silicone hoses. and a few days ago (for the third time) one of the hoses popped out of place at the Y section near the left radiator. the clips were mega tight, but i was using the original clips, probably factory fitted so they might have loosened themselves off a bit.

so ive bought new clips now and am going to hook up again. when they were together and the system was running properly my rad cap started leaking/spitting, so thats been replaced now too.

my RC doesnt get up to mega temps but my coolant always seems to be trying to find some way to escape.

Gonna try these new clips out and will get in the new coolant (which im spending a fortune on) and fingers crossed. got a big ride coming up in a few weeks and will be miles away from home, so cant afford for this to happen then

Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated cos ill be doing this tomo

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Try this...once you have all the hoses in place and the clamps 100% good and tight have someone knowledgeable "safety wire" the clamp so it does not back out again.

Sorry bear that's all I got...



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I do not think the clamp is at fault.
Use some alcohol and wipe the inside of the silicone hose and it's mating part clean and free of coolant. I think the system builds pressure and then just pops a line off because it is slick between the hose and it's counterpart.
Try properly cleaning and preping everything.
Silicone is a slick surface... and coolant is too... the two combined, problematic for you it seems.

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rubbing alcohol?

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rubbing alcohol?
Sure...

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Silicone hoses have been used for a very long time. I doubt he is the first to discover how slippery they are when combined with coolant.

Are they the screw style clamp like this:



Or are they this type:




If they are the second, you should probably just replace them. Either way, every time I've seen someone talk about getting samco hoses, people always advise them to buy new clamps. Not because of the silicone, but because the oem one's usually suck and it is the perfect time to replace them with some nice ones.


Get your new radiator cap checked at a shop to be sure it is blowing off at the correct pressure. Especially if you bought a cheap one off eBay.




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the old clamps were screws, and so are the new ones. the new cap is fine and is the right bar.

but ill get some rubbing alcohol when im buying my coolant and will be refitting all the clamps in the Y section with the alcohol and new clamps.

after that im out of ideas and will prob try crying!

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the old clamps were screws, and so are the new ones. the new cap is fine and is the right bar.

but ill get some rubbing alcohol when im buying my coolant and will be refitting all the clamps in the Y section with the alcohol and new clamps.

after that im out of ideas and will prob try crying!
Just because it says it is the correct bar doesn't mean that it is working correctly.

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thought I read somewhere samco recommends a specific brand of clamp.
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lol, i knew you'd end up starting something on the cap mate.

i had my "rad cap issue" thread open for 2 days asking for advice, and you waited till i spoke to everyone, ordered it and then said thanks to close the thread, to then post a comment.

The new cap seems to fine, working much better than the old one, no spitting/leaking. I do appreciate the advice on this and as you said earlier, gonna start eliminating the variables on that Y section

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