Guess i should go ahead and get a hose ordered might b a shortage after these posts lol could you imagine being out at a sky meet on a cruise with a bunch of R/L's and radiator hoses just start blowing left n right
Would putting a hose clamp there prevent the rubbing too?
Doesnt sound like a bad idea probably one of many fixes we will see for this problem i would like to hear every type of fix there is for this problem and will continue to follow this post and lllfly's write up of the problem also
Clear duct tape and 3 zip ties to spread load to make a hanger that doesn't chaff or bite or kink, with a separate, disposable replaceable single zip tie for the actual hanging. Hanging from an air box clip.
It doesn't interfere with the clip at all. You can open and close the air box and replace the air filter without touching the hose or hanger.
I didn't want to cut the thing on the fan shroud and I didn't want to still rely on the fan shroud to contain the hose from flopping around. Temperatures here shoul be easier on a zip tie than on the engine somewhere, and definitely didn't want to hang on the two smaller rubber lines that cross the front of the engine.
Only thing is that clip might cut through the zip tie over time, or not. Could easily just double it up. It's easy to replace anyways without even having to redo the other ties or the tape. And the silicon hose is probably a lot more resistant to chewing than rubber and plus there's 3 or 4 layers of fiber embedded tape too, if the tie ever even does break.
Too bad no one sells a silicon (any color) LOWER hose. You can't see it, but it is still rubber and will still age the same as the top one.
I'm looking at a solid corrugated stainless steel, painted (powder coated maybe?) yellow, universal flexi hose as a possible option for the lower hose.
After reading this, I went out to check mine today. Yup, rubbing at the same point. I did not cut the fan shroud however. Had a small foam insolation block, some black electric tape to hold it in place, and bingo. No wire tie needed. I did try that route, but it also rubbed the other side of the hose. There is the MAP sensor wire loom and another loom there, that push the radiator hose foward some. Bouncing around on the road, I can see why it rubs there. Not the best of designs. should have been a brace or support IMO. I have the 2.0 motor, not sure about those with the 2.4 set up, but it was rubbing a spot on the hose. Had the hood up for some fluid level checks today, and decided to look into this. Glad I did. Others should too, if you haven't already. Take a look and see. Feel around that area. You could cut, file down the fins on the shroud, like you and others have done. This foam block was perfect. Fit the shroud and the hose all in one. Fired up the motor and waited until the fan kicked in, to see if there was vibration on the shroud. Other wise it is road vibration against the frame. Not a big deal, until there is a pin hole leak in your upper radiator hose. Something to keep an eye on in the future. Way some of us, thrash our cars around, I can see why this rubs at this point, even everyday driving will make this rub somewhat. Also check any other wire looms that come into contact with your hoses. I spent nothing really to fix this, 10 minutes maybe, and a beer, but it does give a little piece of mind to me, that it has been taken care of. Thanks for the info. Arrive Alive LAC
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