Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

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Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby rsawatson » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:09 pm

Hello all,

I recently discovered that one of the heater hoses on my car (late 1000) has perished and I have therefore acquired some new heater hoses to fit.

Whilst I guess that in principle it should be a relatively straightforward job - i.e. drain coolant, remove & replace hoses and refill - I can forsee some potential problems: mainly the problem of coolant spilling into the car when the heater matrix ends of the hoses are removed, and possible air locks etc when refilling.

Has anyone done this job before? If so, do you have any specific tips/advice so that the job is made a simple as possible for me?

Many thanks in advance.

Ryan
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby Tom and Maria » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:29 pm

When I did mine I disconnected both hoses at the engine end and blew through them to get almost all of the water out of the matrix. A small amount still got spilt, but hardly any - a rag or two under the clips on the matrix will do the job.

There is no need to drain further coolant from the engine as the heater hoses are the highest point. Just pull them off, blow them through and you're done.

I remember it being a little fiddly but only taking about 15minutes start to finish.

Good luck.

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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby bmcecosse » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:02 pm

Good advice - and no risk of air-locks........
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby rsawatson » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:24 pm

Many thanks for that - I'll follow your suggestion and hopefully it'll be a straightforward job!
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby Bidz » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:35 pm

I used 1ply silicone hoses when I did mine recently, they're cheaper than rubber ones which perish.

You want 13mm / 1/2" internal diameter, I found 3m was plenty[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby LUR759H » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:01 pm

Hi

Where did you get the silicone hoses from??

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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby Bidz » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:49 pm

LUR759H wrote:Hi

Where did you get the silicone hoses from??

Alan
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I highly recommend http://www.autosiliconehoses.com/
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby LUR759H » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:26 pm

was it 13mm Silicone 1 Ply Radiator Heater Hose - 3 Metre - red that you ordered??

thank you

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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby Bidz » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:08 am

LUR759H wrote:was it 13mm Silicone 1 Ply Radiator Heater Hose - 3 Metre - red that you ordered??

thank you
Yep.
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby Tudge » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:23 pm

Just ordered my silicone hose from them having read this post. Many thanks for the tip!
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby Longdog » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:32 pm

For jobs like this where oil or water may get spilt you can use a disposable nappy as they soak up the spill and contain it, like on an infant (in theory)……
I have got the silicone hoses, fit and forget solution.
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby whyperion » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:56 pm

For older members, or those with grannies, the big Tena clones look useful, must remember to borrow some from mum.

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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby Bidz » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:23 pm

My only gripe with the silicone hoses is that they attract all the grit and dust that's in the vicinity, so take care when fitting them not to leave them on the garage floor or whatever as they're rather hard to clean...
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby Bidz » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:32 pm

Update - if anyone's buying these, go direct to their website and use the code ASHHOSE for 15% off!
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby amgrave » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:24 pm

Get your hoses quick, I have just ordered mine and found they have a special offer of free postage for August. With the discount code provided by Bidz giving 15% off it's a good overall saving. :D

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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby samuria » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:14 pm

excellent
just ordered mine :D

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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby tysonn » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:12 am

Thanks for the tips.Just bought hoses for my Wolseley,saved quite a lot!

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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby Bidz » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:10 pm

This should turn into a picture thread, when everyone's fitted them.

Sorry Ryan!
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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby samuria » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:02 am

ordered mine wednesday night...
arrived this morning :D
thats quick :wink:

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Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Postby Tudge » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:28 pm

Fitted mine the other day after the old dodgy heater tap exploded! (Hence the rusty water covering my engine bay).

Any tips on cleaning out the bay? Mr muscle and a hose? What about cleaning off the dizzy and electric bits? Cheers
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