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Old 7th May 2018, 18:16
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Anyone recommend any particular replacement hoses?

Is it worth bothering with silicone ones?
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Old 7th May 2018, 20:17
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Not sure the superglue will last. Correction, I am sure it won't.

Good news is that there are places that can repair the plastic connections.
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Old 7th May 2018, 20:49
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Could be renamed- "Plastic Parts on Modern Cars Woes".

I've had some similar issues with brittle plastic parts on cars over 10 years old - just not made to last...

I always thought that plastic parts on an engine was a particularly nasty trick because the manuf is obviously saying- this is meant to fail and you'll need to buy a new one.

@Landmannnn- where are these places that can repair the plastic connections???
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Old 7th May 2018, 20:59
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To be honest I a thinking of replacing the radiator when I do the new pipes anyway. It is twenty years old and the bottom half is full of crud as far as I can tell.

Any view on silicon vs rubber hoses anyone?
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Old 7th May 2018, 21:13
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I'd stick with the rubber hoses. Silicone hoses have a habit of loosening (stretching) after a few heat cycles unless Tee-bolt clamps are used. Just use rubber hoses at half the price.
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Old 8th May 2018, 13:14
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Could be renamed- "Plastic Parts on Modern Cars Woes".

I've had some similar issues with brittle plastic parts on cars over 10 years old - just not made to last...

I always thought that plastic parts on an engine was a particularly nasty trick because the manuf is obviously saying- this is meant to fail and you'll need to buy a new one.

@Landmannnn- where are these places that can repair the plastic connections???
Just Google up near you, here is one near me for example http://www.city-radiators.co.uk

Like you I would go for replacement as my first option.
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Old 8th May 2018, 16:04
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New rad and top hose ordered
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