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Unread 04-08-2012, 05:04 PM   #46
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Now there's a pretty boy, where is it made? How many rows? Looks pretty close to that fan clutch so I am guessing it's thicker?

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Unread 04-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #47
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It's the metal hose coming FROM the water-pump that runs back to the firewall. Mine was seized to the pump, so had to be replaced. Unfortunately, it's a dealer-only part. Cost about $20...
It's the water pump inlet tube and costs about 10$ at the auto parts store.
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Unread 04-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #48
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2 row not sure where its made probably china like everything else we get.
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Unread 04-08-2012, 06:33 PM   #49
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Aw thats a shame, looks nice though! Side tanks huh?
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Unread 04-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #50
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yeah i have an external trans cooler so i might make the one side into a power steering cooler . Well I figured it was a risk as some other brands that come from china have horrible quality but from the reviews and research cxracing has a good track record for reliability and quality.
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Unread 04-08-2012, 07:35 PM   #51
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and i couldnt say no it looks so pretty and shinny lol
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Unread 04-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #52
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It's the water pump inlet tube and costs about 10$ at the auto parts store.
NAPA carries that part too. http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...(P_RecType%3aA)

$10.80
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It's the metal hose coming FROM the water-pump that runs back to the firewall. Mine was seized to the pump, so had to be replaced. Unfortunately, it's a dealer-only part. Cost about $20...
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It's the water pump inlet tube and costs about 10$ at the auto parts store.
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NAPA carries that part too. http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...(P_RecType%3aA)

$10.80
Also know as Heater Hose...
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Also know as Heater Hose...
It's an actual metal tube that's threaded into the water pump, and you have to know the specific name "water pump inlet tube" otherwise the parts monkey behind the counter will never find it/know what you're talking about.

That tube is there for a very good reason, without it you would have to remove the belt and idler pulley to remove the heater hose from the water pump. Ask me how I know because when I replaced the factory water pump the tube was not coming off and none of the parts stores around me had them in stock. So I got a threaded fitting and a new length of heater hose to run it to the water pump. The clamp just barely fits behind the idler pulley and to remove the clamp the belt and idler pulley has to come off.

There's my diatribe for the day.
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I bought a cheap all aluminum one, it leaked the first time I installed it and the radiator cap has never seated correctly. You get what you pay for, and at the time it was all I had money for and could get it fast.

Edit: Just went looking and found it was a Silla.
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you know the brand? cx racing has 90 days Anti-leak Warranty on Intercoolers, Radiators,
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There's my diatribe for the day.
And it's not a bypass hose...
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just got a cx racing all aluminum rad for my zj . My friend who is a certified mechanic and race car builder said his partner uses them in his crx for years with no problems at all racing on the track. I only installed mine the other day but the normal operating tem has dropped about 20 deg. It looked good and only cost 30 dollars more then the factory. If the factory had made the radiator with metal end tanks then they wouldn't be so prone to burst out. Why i replaced mine. Best part it fit perfectly with 0 modification to it.
She's a beauty! $160 with shipping isn't bad at all. I need to check if they have one with the oil cooler lines at the bottom...
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It's an actual metal tube that's threaded into the water pump, and you have to know the specific name "water pump inlet tube" otherwise the parts monkey behind the counter will never find it/know what you're talking about.

That tube is there for a very good reason, without it you would have to remove the belt and idler pulley to remove the heater hose from the water pump. Ask me how I know because when I replaced the factory water pump the tube was not coming off and none of the parts stores around me had them in stock. So I got a threaded fitting and a new length of heater hose to run it to the water pump. The clamp just barely fits behind the idler pulley and to remove the clamp the belt and idler pulley has to come off.

There's my diatribe for the day.
Good info. Weird, because the catalogs at the parts store called it a "bypass hose." They would find the part, show me the picture and then tell me they couldn't even order it. This happened about 4 times before I went to the dealer. Didn't try NAPA, though...

Looking at the receipt now from the dealer and it's listed as a "water-tube." Oh well, I'll now know if I ever need one again... Lesson learned.
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I purchased this Silla all aluminum radiator Was more than a new stock one but not by much and does not have the plastic top and bottom which have failed a few guys I know of. Out of the box.

The new radiator had two additional lines at the bottom (see photo above) that my stock one did not... These are lines used for cooling automatic transmission fluid. I have a manual so I have no use for them.
Do you remember part number? 2102-AA, 1682-AA?
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