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
Last edited by LAC Sky; 11-15-2013 at 01:48 PM.