[DML] Re: Driver side water pump coolant hose
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[DML] Re: Driver side water pump coolant hose



Im sure some people are fed up of me saying this but the 'current' 
hose being offered is a crap fit. On over a dozen cars i looked at in 
June all with the new hose, each one rubbed against the rear facia or 
had a 'kink' in it to some degree. The oem hose had a nice gradual 
curve off the water pump onto the rigid metal line but the 'new' one 
being offered is a series of angles and straights x ref'd from 
another car. The main problem with this hose being that the first 
straight length (coming off the 90 degree bend on the water pump) is 
too long so that the hose rubs against the rear facia. No mater how 
you adjust this up, down etc it still does not fit correctly.  Im 
still looking for a correct hose i can purchase / get in the UK...... 

Regards

Mike
#2001

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Kevin Heller <howdyhoho@...> wrote:
>
> I'm replacing all the coolant hoses in my DeLorean and
> have run into a little "snag." When replacing the
> driver side coolant hose running to the water pump, I
> noticed it was a much tighter fit than the one the
> previous owner had installed. In fact, the fit is so
> tight There's the beginning of a kink to it. 
> 
> When I compared the hose to the one the previous owner
> had installed I noticed that he had cut a small
> portion of hose out of the U-shaped section and used a
> coupler to make a better fit.
> 
> My question is, is this hose supposed to fit tightly?
> Am I not positioning it correctly? Is there something
> wrong with the hose?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> -Kevin
> VIN 2234
> 
> 
>  
> 
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