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Entering the competition for dumbest question or post:

I got a new lower radiator hose for my 76 RC 440 today. Should there be a spring in it to keep it from collapsing?

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Mac
 

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There is none in the old hose.

It turns out the hose does not fit anyway. Back to the drawing board for trying to find an aftermarket lower hose.

Mac

chrysler300le said:
yes, if not use the old spring in your old hose
 
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None of the pre-formed lower hoses I sell has a spring in them. Not sure why they quit installing them, probably the rust that was introduced to the cooling system by it. The straight ones that I sell do have a spring in them though. The part number for your RC is 1313, Mac, if you're interested in that one.

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Chris,
Is the 1313 a NAPA part number? By straight ones, you mean a flex hose right? Thanks again for the help.

Mac

wycowboy said:
None of the pre-formed lower hoses I sell has a spring in them. Not sure why they quit installing them, probably the rust that was introduced to the cooling system by it. The straight ones that I sell do have a spring in them though. The part number for your RC is 1313, Mac, if you're interested in that one.

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The old hoses had them for the collapsing issue. The new rubbers and designs in hose these days makes a preformed hose stronger and should not collaps. The straight hoses should have a spring do to the bend you usally incounter on an install. This keeps the hose from collapsing. Since one side of the hose will become shorter or compressed, when you soften the hose from the heat and then it cools, it could collaps. These hoses (straight non specific), should be use to get you by but generally hold up ok. Carry a long enough straight one for the trail to use top or bottom in a pinch but get a preformed fitted one.
The rust issue would be a good enough reason for me to not have a spring.
 

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macario said:
What year, what engine, what part number my friend.

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Donk said:
the one I recently got from NAPA did have the spring in it already
ya, that would help wouldn't it

NAPA part #8796 for the low hose , $15.73
#8104 for the upper , $13.63
NBH is the manufacturer line code

for a 85 318 in a W-250

did have to do a little trimming on the ends of the hose to get a good fit and angle, but nothing out of the ordinary.
 

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bastard server, that's who I blame. This thing had a major fart there didn't it. I'll remove the extras. Of course I see the thread is showing up twice too.
 
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macario said:
Chris,
Is the 1313 a NAPA part number? By straight ones, you mean a flex hose right? Thanks again for the help.

Mac

wycowboy said:
None of the pre-formed lower hoses I sell has a spring in them. Not sure why they quit installing them, probably the rust that was introduced to the cooling system by it. The straight ones that I sell do have a spring in them though. The part number for your RC is 1313, Mac, if you're interested in that one.

Chris
Nope, thats an Autozone number, I never give out a NAPA number since I work for the 'Zone. Yes, that is a flex hose.

Chris
 
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