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
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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
Also, I think the orange anti-freeze must have smaller molecules.
86 Transporter Crew Cab
60 356 T-5 Porsche
Vanagon tech, pixs, O2 monitor gadget
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Lilley" <RClilleyjr@COX.NET>
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 11:26 PM
Subject: Re: [VANAGON] 20 hours later and a new water pump and a few other
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> spring clamps on it to keep it tight. Hopefully this time it will not
> 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
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