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Unread 07-16-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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Repairing coolant return hose?

Is it possible to repair the coolant return hose from the radiator to the coolant resivor tank? Is there some type of tape I can use? This would be a temp fix so doesn't have to last but I have a pinhole leak.

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Unread 07-16-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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Just spend $4 on a new hose. If you can't then use duct tape. It's good for that sort of thing.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:30 AM   #3
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You can buy radiator hose repair tape but it will cost nearly as much as new hose and because its a pressurise system tape wont last.

Most parts suppliers and junk yards will have a suitable hose for cheap.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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That hose doesn't need to hold a lot of pressure. Just use some heat shrink or electrical tape if you're in a pinch. However a few feet of vacuum hose at the local parts store should run you less than a dollar a foot.
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