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Old 02-20-2020, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default new bottom radiator hose leaking

I used WD40 to make the new hose slippery and bend into position. Did I ruin the hose? Use gasket seal or new hose??
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:08 PM   #2
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I used WD40 to make the new hose slippery and bend into position. Did I ruin the hose? Use gasket seal or new hose??
You didn't ruin the hose.
Clem, I use Indian Head Shellac available at NAPA, etc. That stiff has been around for quite literally decades. It was quite common many years ago for repair shops to slather on a bit of this stuff at radiator hose connections. It works my friend - it works. And, at about $2 a bottle, how can ya go wrong?
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:41 PM   #3
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Sometimes if you re position the clamp it will stop the leak.
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:43 PM   #4
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thanks Kube.

Last Monday I graduated from the 36 sessions of Cardio Rehab. I'm trying to get back to all the projects that were stopped in mid summer. I'm feeling much better. I'm into aqua Zumba 3 times a week. Strength exercise every other day and no beeeerz, donuts or scrapple. Dull me.
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Old 02-20-2020, 03:00 PM   #5
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Be thankful you were able to get the rehab. Some others didn't fair as well.
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Old 02-20-2020, 04:11 PM   #6
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Wife Carol just got a new aortic valve put in,she firing on all cyls now,
Great times we live in with medical stuff.
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Old 02-20-2020, 04:24 PM   #7
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Good hose clamps make a huge difference in sealing rubber hoses to metal outlets. If you want the original looking side screw clamps (they look the best on old cars) then the choices are : 1,NOS /NORS type originals ; 2,your old beat up ones that you painted; or 3, the readily available inexpensive clamps that almost all the vendors sell or 4, the pricey high quality ones made by A &L.
choices 1,2 and 4 will always work. Choice 3 will never work in my opinion. They are way too soft , look cheap and will almost always make a new or good hose leak.
The best choice ,if you don't have NOS available is to go straight to A & L for there properly made, good steel and cad plated ones.
If you are into worm gear type clamps, you are on you own.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:17 PM   #8
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Clem: NO beeeerz?? How about the weeeemen??
Paul in CT Glad you're mending.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:40 PM   #9
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Truck is down, Womens went south.15 deg. here tonite

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Old 02-21-2020, 03:51 PM   #10
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You didn't ruin the hose.
Clem, I use Indian Head Shellac available at NAPA, etc. That stiff has been around for quite literally decades. It was quite common many years ago for repair shops to slather on a bit of this stuff at radiator hose connections. It works my friend - it works. And, at about $2 a bottle, how can ya go wrong?
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I use this stuff all the time, put together all my threaded air hose connections, usually a couple of bottles of this stuff on my workbench.
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:16 PM   #11
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Good hose clamps make a huge difference in sealing rubber hoses to metal outlets.

The best choice ,if you don't have NOS available is to go straight to A & L for there properly made, good steel and cad plated ones.

If you are into worm gear type clamps, you are on you own.
My opinion and experience.
While not the correct look, the worm style made by Ideal would work. Problem is, like so many other products, all you can find is knock offs.

When you turn the worm tight enough to seal against pressure,,, bingo the clamp just pops off loose. JUNK.
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:52 PM   #12
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silicone will work fine and comes apart a lot easier than IH.
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:06 PM   #13
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Never use WD40 with rubber. It is a petroleum product which deteriorates rubber. Use a silicone instead. Double wrapped clamps are best too. And some Aviation Permatex on the water pump flanges.
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:15 PM   #14
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Who is this A&L?
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:40 PM   #15
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This is odd; I have never had a radiator hose leak on me. I would take it apart and check for for a bent spigot or maybe some foreign material stuck on something first.
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:53 PM   #16
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A&L is a family business specializing in Model A parts BUT radiator clamps also can be used on our V8's. No web site, phone or fax, I believed closed on Mondays??
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:36 PM   #17
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I put all my hoses together with Hylomar AF. They don't stick when you try to take them apart.
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:16 PM   #18
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Some of the newer hose camps just out right suck. They strip before they tighten. So maybe look at that.


Instead of using a screwdriver use a socket and ratchet. Much tighter. Sometimes you have to repeat as the rubber cycles.
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:33 PM   #19
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Stock Ford hose clamps had slotted head screws
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:35 PM   #20
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If you have those yes. Most are slotted and have a hex head on them too.
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