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Old 07-31-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default rad hoses keep blowing...

can anyone tell me if there are any hoses out there that will work between a version 9 motor and a version 6 rad? i'm guessing a hose for a version 6 car should work?

i'm looking for something like samco, or anything like that.

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Old 08-02-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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Is there something else wrong with the cooling system? It just seems strange to me to hear of someone blowing a radiator hose. I've haven't heard of anyone blowing a radiator hose in years - they're just made of higher quality, stronger stuff than they were 20 years ago. Is there some sort of restriction somewhere in the system that is causing pressure to build up in the hose? Were these new hoses that blew?

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Old 08-02-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
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also might drop to the cap to a .9bar .. or at least replace your 1.3
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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I was having a problem with them when I swapped my 02 wrx motor in my 00 RS with a koyo. the top hose was slightly kinked, which under vibration, would weaken the hose since it didnt fit right.

im assuming this is similar to your problem. unfortunately i cant help since you have a different setup. All I did was went to autozone with an idea of what the hose would look like, found one that had a section that looked similar and trimmed it to the right size.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:29 AM   #5
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KAX, i think that might be my problem...also, the STI rad cap wasn't helping, so i took that out and replaced it with stock (just saw your comment jaxx)

the last little problem was a pinhole, the first was a huge split.

i spoke with ECS over pm and they recommended 2.5rs hoses to solve the problem...
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:06 PM   #6
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here ya go
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Silic...1.c0.m14.l1318
these guys are in hong kong but are reliable.. i have ordered a bunch of stuff from them
they ship air usually 4 days from order to delivery
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:41 PM   #7
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amazing, those should fit perfect.

have you used those autobahn hoses before?

edit: just bought them, lets hope they turn out good!

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Old 08-04-2008, 04:36 PM   #8
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currently using them
i had to trim them a bit .. but too long is better than too short and for the price ...
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:04 PM   #9
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yeah, trimming is fine with me. thanks for the heads up on those.
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:09 PM   #10
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The last subaru engine I worked on that kept blowing upper radiator hoses had had the thermostat put in backwards.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:49 PM   #11
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The last subaru engine I worked on that kept blowing upper radiator hoses had had the thermostat put in backwards.
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that's interesting. what was it acting like aside from blowing radiator hoses? mine is keeping a stable temp when the hoses are intact.

for the record, the two incidents were about 2 months apart.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:30 PM   #12
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The last subaru engine I worked on that kept blowing upper radiator hoses had had the thermostat put in backwards.
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If you use an OEM thermo I didn't think that was possible since the outlet chamber is too small.
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