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Replacing hose with DDMWorks black rad hose.
Also doing the same as TS tiring down the hose.
As 08BlueSky ,JohnRR and I are mod the fin.
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Mine (2009) has a mesh shield around the hose. I checked it and there was no wear at all. That part may well be available separately, would be cheap and would presumably solve this issue.

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My 09 vin 00621 has no mesh or plastic tie
But no damage to hose

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Mash was added late on the building of the car.
Not a order part.
GM knew about the rubbing said nothing now
We buy a hose $56.00 and up.
Not counting time for hood removing and mod.
3 man to take off hood to be safe and back on.
I am removing the hood due to hose clamp being
very hard to get at the rad.
Does anyone know if GM has a notice on this?
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Just checked, '07 redline, no divots, scrapes or scratches and don't intend to do any off-roading to test it's limits.
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Not sure why you feel that you need to pull the hood, just to change the upper hose. I messed with mine today: Just loosened the the clamp and twisted the hose up; so it was no longer rubbing on the shroud. I could have easily pulled the hose off with no trouble at all. The only pain in the butt I see is purging the air back out of the coolant system, when you change the hose.

And when I checked with my local GM parts department, they could get a replacement hose for less than $30.

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I had the same issue, but didn't want to cut the rad shroud. I tried slitting a piece of fuel hose to go over the fin, but it wouldn't stay in place, so I just used a long tie-wrap and cinched up the hose away from the shroud.

First photo shows where the issue is... see green arrow. Second show the hose cinched up with a tie-wrap around the airbox clip.
Mine wasn't rubbing. I didn't want to pull the hose as I didn't want to purge the air again, so I did your zip-tie repair as insurance. I'll put something over the hose at a later date. Thanks!
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Replacing hose with DDMWorks black rad hose.
Also doing the same as TS tiring down the hose.
As 08BlueSky ,JohnRR and I are mod the fin.
pics coming soon.
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I think it's more like tying "up" the hose to lift it away from the "sharp edge."
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I twisted the hose up on the Wife's Sky yesterday. Both of our Skys now have the upper radiator hose hanging about two fingers above the fan shroud. And if you push down on the hose, it actually rotates back towards the engine and away from the shroud, to the point where it barely grazes the shroud. Given the amount of effort it takes to even get it close now, I really doubt it will be a continuing problem.

But installation of a protective sleeve would still probably be advisable.

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GS stage 1 - if your gm parts folks can sell the hose for $30 - buy them out! My local gm said $73?????
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GS stage 1 - if your gm parts folks can sell the hose for $30 - buy them out! My local gm said $73?????
That was the price for an 09 Solstice Coupe hose. I had him look that one up, because one of the 09 Coupe guys mentioned his has the protective sleeve on it. Could be the case of "same part with different part numbers costs different" that we have run into before when comparing the Solstice to the Sky.

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Pics of the 09 fix.
Fan shroud cutting into rad hose 2.0L - Page 2 - Pontiac Solstice Forum

There has to be 100+ if not more cut hoses.
Did GM believe no one would fine it.
To our new member Thank you again.
Think about it 100+ mi. from home cooling water
everywere.

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This is a pretty simple issue.

If you have a problem with it. either fabricate a shield, rotate the hose a bit and retighten, or just grab a piece of adhesive backed black foam rubber weatherstripping that you use for stopping leaks in your house windows, cut a large piece, use a box cutter to make a half thickness slot for the offending rib, and then stick the piece on the underside of the hose. Any of the above will resolve the problem.

Recalls (seen on another thread)? Sue GM? What ever happened to personal resourcefulness. Don't waste time and energy bellyaching that someone else owes you a solution, get off the couch and do it yourself in less than 5 minutes so you can move on to the next 'crisis'.....

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Well said WS:

And great idea with the sticky foam. I didn't think of that one. But that would be a really good way to protect the hose, while maintaining a certain amount of aesthetics because the foam would be on the bottom side and minimally visible from above.

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You fix is a great idea. After the new hose is installed.
I am going to place a 1 by 2 inch piece of velcro under the hose.
Yes the soft side .

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