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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 11:25 am 
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As most of you know it is holey.

It is as simple a job to change as it looks? looks like the largest of the 4 branches is a bitch to get to.

Any words of advise before i start?

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 12:07 pm 
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come on des......stop trying to ignore hose related posts lol

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 2:11 pm 
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drain the water, undo jubilee's and pull off use a small flat head screwdriver to prise off if stuck as limescale can do this if hose is really stubborn pour some boiling water on it and use gloves when taking it off as it softens the hose.

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very easy to change mate, I actually sent this to Paul off here the other night as he asked about it:

It's actually not as bad as it looks. First off, drain your radiator by undoing the plug at the bottom right. Then, take off the pipe thats at the top left (where it's moulded in the rad hose), then take off the water rail pipe (very top), then where it connects to the radiator, and finally the engine block pipe. To get to the jubilee clip on the block part, you will need to go through a gap in one of the engine mounts with a screwdriver.Then when you are pulling the pipe off, make sure the clip doesnt get stuck and prevent the pipe from coming off (this is what happened to mine, so had to get the screwdriver back though the mount to fiddle about).

Then pull the tugger off the block part.

Then it's simply a case of putting it all back on in reverse order. A little tip is to rub a little bit of washing up liquid round the edges of the pipes, only a bit mind, just to make it easier, otherwise you'll struggle like a biatch. Tighten up the jubilee clips, and fill back up with coolant. You'll be pretty much refilling the whole coolant system, so make sure you do it right with enough mixture (50-50). Once it's been drained, I think it takes about 4litres to top it all back up :)



Hope this helps ya chap :D

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EvilDes wrote:
It's actually not as bad as it looks. First off, drain your radiator by undoing the plug at the bottom right. Then, take off the pipe thats at the top left (where it's moulded in the rad hose), then take off the water rail pipe (very top), then where it connects to the radiator, and finally the engine block pipe. To get to the jubilee clip on the block part, you will need to go through a gap in one of the engine mounts with a screwdriver.Then when you are pulling the pipe off, make sure the clip doesnt get stuck and prevent the pipe from coming off (this is what happened to mine, so had to get the screwdriver back though the mount to fiddle about).


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Park near a drain.
Take lid off expansion tank.
Undo jubilee clips and pull off hose.
Fit new hose and do up clips.
Fill with coolant.
Put lid back on expansion tank.

Job done. :lol: :lol:

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I emptied mine because the water resembled that of a toilet bowl after a night on the piss and a curry :lol:

Surely by leaving it all in you'll cover your hands in coolant when you take the pipe off (ala hose exploding whilst in Tamworth) :lol:

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only taken it off so far, ford had to order one for me.

I started before i read this post..........................overlooked the idea of draining the system before yanking the hose off :lol:

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So you did get covered in it then? :lol:

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yep, and the belt and the rest of the engine bay for that matter lol.

now i get the joy of spending my bday going to fords and fitting a rad hose. :cry:

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Ahhh you'll be ok mate, that's what birthdays are for - spending time with the ones you love :lol:

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Ahhh you'll be ok mate, that's what birthdays are for - spending time with the ones you love :lol:

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dont let the missus see this, she's always nagging me as it is
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I was talking about the cars :lol:

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