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Author Topic: Lower Coolant Hose - why no spring?  (Read 485 times)

attkrlufy

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Lower Coolant Hose - why no spring?
« on: February 08, 2010, 09:06:10 PM »

Why can't I seem to find someone online (Summit, Jegs, RockAuto, Napa, etc.) that sells the lower coolant hose for my car (Gates #20958) WITH the spring inside?  Isn't that supposed to come with.....or is that a separate part?


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Stan Paralikis

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Lower Coolant Hose - why no spring?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 04:36:23 AM »

I have often lamented about that myself.  Seems like those have gone the way of the carburetor.  Maybe they figure today's materials are better?  I dunno.  I saved a spring a long time ago and keep reusing it.  Now that's GREEN cuz I'm recycling.

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Lower Coolant Hose - why no spring?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 05:00:25 AM »

Geez.  Everything I've ever read says you should have a spring in the lower hose.

I couldn't save my old one.  It was totally rusted through and imbedded in the old hose - pure scrap.


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Lower Coolant Hose - why no spring?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 05:47:14 AM »

Yeah,I saved the old springs from the BoaB's hoses.
The Ultra One cleaned up any rust on them.
Mint.
 
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Lower Coolant Hose - why no spring?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010, 07:45:49 AM »

There are some "universal" hoses that have the spring in them.  I just picked one up for the Gremlin yesterday.  However, I've replaced the lower hose on my Mopar motors at least four times in the past decade and none had the spring.  At the sme time, none of those hoses collapsed during use either. 


 
I wouldn't worry about it.
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Lower Coolant Hose - why no spring?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010, 11:32:08 AM »

If your really worried about it get some Stainless wire ( fairly thick ) & wrap it around a piece of PVC the same diameter as the ID of your hose.

Butch


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Lower Coolant Hose - why no spring?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010, 12:44:58 PM »

I was just going to say that.
 
Generally, the system is pressurized, so the spring isn't needed.
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Lower Coolant Hose - why no spring?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010, 03:24:25 PM »

Agreed, I wouldn't worry about it, neither my F3 or St Regis have/had
springs in the lower hose, I always get antsy and remove them to drain
the rad rather than wait for the petcock to drain.

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