Which hoses to buy?

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Which hoses to buy?

Postby 67-2door » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:59 pm

Hi all.
Apologies if this is in the wrong section & I did have a search first but couldn't really find anything to answer the question.
Are there any coolant hoses available for the minor that aren't rubbish & where can I buy them?
In the 4 years I've had my Morris I've already replaced the coolant hoses twice & the other day I noticed tiny drops of coolant already leaking through my top hose again, this one is a "wrapped effect" silicone hose. Is there anything better?
Thanks.


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Re: Which hoses to buy?

Postby philthehill » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:21 pm

Use the original type rubber/fabric hoses with the correct size stainless steel jubilee clips.

I would not use silicon hoses unless they were or a known quality.


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Re: Which hoses to buy?

Postby 67-2door » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:40 pm

Thanks, so standard type hoses from esm or similar should be fine?


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Re: Which hoses to buy?

Postby philthehill » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:58 pm

The standard type hoses should be perfectly ok.


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Re: Which hoses to buy?

Postby simmitc » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:07 pm

Avoid the Kevlar reinforced hoses, they are rubbish. I doubt that you will find proper original rubber hoses now. I purchased silicone hoses from here http://www.classicsiliconehoses.com/ a good few years ago and have had many thousands of miles completely trouble free. Not the cheapest, but very helpful and good quality. Make sure you use the correct clips with rounded edges for silicone hoses, standard clips will cut into and split silicone.

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Re: Which hoses to buy?

Postby martin418 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:53 pm

i have had the std esm hoses on my car for 5 years and no problems at all

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Re: Which hoses to buy?

Postby CHRIS J » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:37 pm

I wrap PTFE plumbing tape around some connections then push on the hose as some castings are not very smooth.
This always works for me if the hoses are in good condition.


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