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#674109 - 8th Mar 2012 6:07pm Car coolant hoses
insanekitty Offline
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Any one know who is good at repairing coolant hoses?

I have a rover 75 and the hose next to the turbo has rubbed through and a replacement part (like rocking horse poop) is 120!!!!

Have had tape round it but only lasted a week.

Mucho gracias

Steve

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#674122 - 8th Mar 2012 6:13pm Re: Car coolant hoses [Re: insanekitty]
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#674219 - 8th Mar 2012 10:13pm Re: Car coolant hoses [Re: insanekitty]
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Looks like the hose is worth more than the car lol

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#674259 - 8th Mar 2012 11:16pm Re: Car coolant hoses [Re: insanekitty]
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Unfortunatly tape wont hold a leak on a coolant hose as they pressurise when they get hot.

Im sure a local garage could knock something up as there are plenty of types of hose that will hold coolant, and stand the heat of being by a turbo / exhaust.

Have a word with Neil @ Park Garage on the Old Chester Road (647 6430) hes a master at making things fit wink
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#674303 - 9th Mar 2012 8:26am Re: Car coolant hoses [Re: SirTankWelder]
insanekitty Offline
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Originally Posted By: SirTankWelder
Looks like the hose is worth more than the car lol

You cheeky sod! I'll have you know its only 'nearly' worth as much as the car lol

Love it to bits cos its the 1.8 turbo and not many people expect a rover 75 to go fast but this one does cool

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#674837 - 10th Mar 2012 7:16pm Re: Car coolant hoses [Re: insanekitty]
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I used to have a Rover 95 - would have it back tomorrow.

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#674840 - 10th Mar 2012 7:41pm Re: Car coolant hoses [Re: insanekitty]
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i had the rover 75 1.8 and i would never touch one again!!in a month the slave and master cylinder went and then the head gasket!!!more trouble than it was worth,i took great pleasure in watchin it get crushed!!!

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