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Old 01-03-2013, 06:18 AM   #16 (permalink)
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With the help of JohnRR we are going to remove my
hood and make the repair needed with pics.
I have PM GM Matt a copy of this post.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks for notifying the 2.0’ers on this.

No need to “remove the hood” – just raise the hose up out of the way and support it with a flat tool.

Take a hacksaw blade (bare handed), first cut the plastic fin horizontally about an inch and a half, then vertically 1/2 inch and remove any frags with a file or sandpaper.

Replace the hose as needed.












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Old 01-03-2013, 11:50 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I checked my '08 Redline. Hose is not over the shroud. It's in mid air between the shroud and engine, so no problem. They must have found the problem and corrected it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Looks like its time to get out the dremmle and do some cutting just gotta get the ol ladys benz out the garage first got some time befor the weather gets better anyway
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
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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
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Here are pics.
Fan shroud cutting into rad hose 2.0L - Pontiac Solstice Forum

Do not think for a sec. it is not cut into.
Do not think it is far away. Get your hand.under the hose and feel.

Just orded new hose.
Great pic of the cut 08 BlueSky
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You guys are the best...I'll have ta check mine out after work. Thanks!!
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Would putting a hose clamp there prevent the rubbing too?
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Would putting a hose clamp there prevent the rubbing too?
A valid thought – granted may add some weight & cause a greater dip… but can be “added’ without removal of the hose.

And you may want to double up the width to ensure coverage of the trouble spot.
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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
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:33 AM   #26 (permalink)
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GM C/S is now involved .
I will send them my VIN# today.
And dealer info.
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Yellow silicon hose from performanceautowerks.com

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.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:23 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Dang I didn't realise how long the lower hose was, or that it has a T in the middle...

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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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Old 11-15-2013, 01:55 PM   #30 (permalink)
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There were a couple of long rant threads about this many months ago on different fora. Basically a storm in a teacup IMO. Never heard of a single rad hose failure.

None-the-less, I had performed the same mod as the previous poster (a couple of cross-looped large zip-ties) back then and have had no issues to report since.
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