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Old March 20th, 2014, 03:08 PM
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Tricks to fitting lower rad hose 300tdi

I am in the process of refitting my lower radiator hose. I can't seem to get the hose onto the lower portion of the radiator. This is the one piece hose that connects half the cooling system it seems.

Anyone have any advice on how to get the hose back on? I don't want to pull the intercooler, condenser, etc to get the radiator loose enough to fit it. Shouldn't it just go on the fitting?

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Have you lubed your hose?
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Thanks Dave! I stand corrected, sorry Alexandra.
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I didn't lube my hose. I just shoved it in, with brute force.
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I didn't lube my hose. I just shoved it in, with brute force.
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For rubber hoses use rubbing alcohol as a lube. It evaporates with no residue and makes hoses slide on easily. This is a trick I learned for putting hand grips on MTB handlebars.
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For rubber hoses use rubbing alcohol as a lube. It evaporates with no residue and makes hoses slide on easily. This is a trick I learned for putting hand grips on MTB handlebars.
I've had that not evaporate on MTB bars because it ended up sealing so well. I used compressed air on my gf's bike.

For cooling system hoses, I always use silicone spray.
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Hand sanitizer works well, in the old days i used hairspray (what is that? )
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