Radiator Hoses


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Radiator Hoses

Postby wjnfirearms » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:32 am



Right now, I'm fuming! I decided to replace both rad hoses on the '77 as they look aged, but undamaged. I called three local Honda dealers who politely told me that they were unavailable. When I asked for an alternative, I basically got blown off. "Try the internet" was the best reply I got.

I refuse to believe that there is no alternative to the factory ones. I know that some of you guys have dealt with this, so what are my options? I sell rad hoses for cars older than this!


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Re: Radiator Hoses

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:30 am

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Re: Radiator Hoses

Postby wjnfirearms » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:15 pm

Thanks for the uh. I didn't think of browsing old threads. This has been a day from hell in other matters.

NAPA had the hose in stock and my store had the cap. My guy at NAPA will have the thermostat tomorrow. I decided it was better to replace everything while it was apart.

I'm glad in the post it was stated about using non silicate coolant. I have Auto Zone extended life at the house and it states nothing about whether it is or not, so I'll pick up a gallon of Prestone just to be safe. I won't buy 50/50, though. For saving a buck, it doesn't make sense to me to pay for a half gallon of water for the sake of saving a step. I'll mix my own. That's what I do with the other vehicles, anyway.
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