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Date:         Mon, 20 Sep 2004 06:27:58 -0400
Reply-To:     Ken Lewis <kdlewis_wasting_time@ACCESS4LESS.NET>
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From:         Ken Lewis <kdlewis_wasting_time@ACCESS4LESS.NET>
Subject:      Re: 20 hours later and a new water pump and a few other
Comments: To: Robert Lilley <RClilleyjr@COX.NET>
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I agree 100% with everything you say, still, leaks. I have even tried a slight coat of RTV on the inside of the hose mating surface. Worked for a while. I believe you may have hit upon something with the undersized Brazil hose comment. Thank You. How does one ensure of a German product when ordering?

Also, I think the orange anti-freeze must have smaller molecules.

Ken Lewis 86 Transporter Crew Cab 60 356 T-5 Porsche Vanagon tech, pixs, O2 monitor gadget ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Lilley" <RClilleyjr@COX.NET> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 11:26 PM Subject: Re: [VANAGON] 20 hours later and a new water pump and a few other things...

> I use the German OEM hoses so that they are the correct diameter to work > with the hoses. I changed the clamps on the oil cooler, thermostat to metal > pipe hose and the water pump pipe to right block inlet clamps. I do not > like the worm clamps because they need occasional tightening as the hose > settles. I have had them dig into the hose and end up not tightening as > tight on the hose and allowing leaks. On the oil cooler pipe to water pump > I used 16 mm fuel injection clamps to avoid the digging in. > > Also clean the hose and fitting to avoid dirt or dirty hoses from being a > problem. > > I did have a problem with one clamp leaking before on the hose on the oil > cooler going to water pump and had to put a worm clamp on it to stop the > leak. The hose was a Brazilian hose and I was guessing it was slightly > smaller than the German hose and did not allow as much tightening force. > > This time I used a German hose and it was still loose but I put two black > spring clamps on it to keep it tight. Hopefully this time it will not leak. > I have not driven the van because I miscalculated the amount of coolant I > would need and have to get some more on Monday, then testing. So far from > what I run it adding the coolant and it is not leaking :) > > > When I rebuilt my engine I decided to keep the stock clamps because they > were not leaking after 10 years and I figured that having new hoses and > reusing the clamps would still be leak free... (except for two clamps that > leaked and were fixed. But two out of what 30+ clamps in 16 years is good) > > Robert

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