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Old 06-13-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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Silicone Radiator Hoses

Replacing all my rad hoses on KTM cause I think they are contributing to the fouling of my coolant.

Got all of them on but one, that is proving itself to be a . Just doesn't seem to fit on all the way.

Thinking about putting in some boiling water to make it more pliable and see if I can get it to fit over nipple.

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Old 06-13-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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I don't think boiling water will do too much for a silicon hose. Try a drop or two of dish soap...
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I tried a little water and some coolant. Trying to avoid putting anything else on there, so I can make a final ruling on why my coolant is changing color.

Back out to the 100 deg garage.
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You are some smart SOBs. Trimmed hose, a little dawn soap and the hose slid on after a few choice words.


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Wife looked at me funny when I told her I was taking the soap out to garage to lube my hose.
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Seriously though I would toss a little plumbers grease on there.
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