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Old 06-15-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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I'm getting kind of tired of my coolant hoses blowing up so I need some info about which are the best hoses and where to buy them.

I just blew my fifth hose since I installed the kit

Are braided lines the best option?

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what pressure cap do you have?
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I've been using the kit from Moss motors for years, but I just recently switched to the Gates 94+ kit. This way the bottom hose is 1 piece rather than 2 with the metal pipe. Some cutting was needed to fit, but it works!

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Rafa,which coolant hoses do you mean,the rad hoses or the turbo coolant hoses?
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Rafa,which coolant hoses do you mean,the rad hoses or the turbo coolant hoses?
Yeah, sorry. I'm talking about the rad hoses. I've never had an issue with the turbo ones.
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what pressure cap do you have?
As usual, you always ask the correct questions. I have a 1.3 bar cap. I read it's too high, plus it's leaking. I would also need to buy the correct rad cap. BTW, my radiator is a PWR.

But I want to buy the best hoses to deal with heat. I'm beginning my own coolant reroute. I can't wait any longer.

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I've been using the kit from Moss motors for years, but I just recently switched to the Gates 94+ kit. This way the bottom hose is 1 piece rather than 2 with the metal pipe. Some cutting was needed to fit, but it works!

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Where can I find the Gates kit?

BTW, you just beat me to the set of 440cc injectors on ebay!
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/94-05...spagenameZWDVW


Get a lower pressure cap while you're at it. 1-1.1 bar would help.
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Where can I find the Gates kit?

BTW, you just beat me to the set of 440cc injectors on ebay!
The link cjernigan left is the best place to get them. I got mine from Bill @ the roadster place, but it took awhile to ship. I love the idea of one hose, to hell with that metal pipe with 2 hoses.

Was that you! lol That's the 3rd set I've bid on! I used auctionsniper this time around. I saw that I beat the next highest bidder (you) by 5 seconds. I have the seller sending them right to injector rehab for me.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/94-05...spagenameZWDVW


Get a lower pressure cap while you're at it. 1-1.1 bar would help.
Thanks Chad. BTW, there are other hoses I will also need (I'm talking about the smaller ones). Those have also been popping.

Not all rad caps fit (ask me how I know)

I like how your car is coming along!

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Was that you! lol That's the 3rd set I've bid on! I used auctionsniper this time around. I saw that I beat the next highest bidder (you) by 5 seconds. I have the seller sending them right to injector rehab for me.

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That was my plan too.
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yep just get a 13, 15, or 16psi cap. should be at any auto parts store if you have those sorts of things....
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yep just get a 13, 15, or 16psi cap. should be at any auto parts store if you have those sorts of things....
Ok, thanks.
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