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Old 10-05-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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Duck tape and latex gloves got me home

I ruptured a coolant hose on the way to the office yesterday. The hole was large enough to put a finger through. Before leaving for the day, I patched the hose with the severed fingers of latex gloves and then wrapped that in duck tape. Made it from Greenspoint to Pearland without leaks.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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Greens point to p-land that's a ways with a broke hose.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:03 AM   #7
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I'm glad you got home safely, but... please don't do it again. I just have this mental image of the hose going bust when you barreling down 288 in rush hour traffic... scalding hot antifreeze all over yourself.

You said this hose burst on your way into work. A finger size hole will drain your coolant in seconds. How you make it there?
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I'm glad you got home safely, but... please don't do it again. I just have this mental image of the hose going bust when you barreling down 288 in rush hour traffic... scalding hot antifreeze all over yourself.

You said this hose burst on your way into work. A finger size hole will drain your coolant in seconds. How you make it there?
Lots of stops adding water. It started as a pinhole leak. I really risked engine damage to make it to a meeting on time. The engine still runs fine, but I haven't checked the oil for signs of water yet. Kind of scared to look, but will do that and change all the hoses before riding again. Will check the oil before buying all the hoses, just in case I have a parts bike now.
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