Plastic clamp around heater inlet hose - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 89
Total Cats: 0
Default Plastic clamp around heater inlet hose

I have an idea that this causes a slight indentation in the hose once it's hot and expanded to encourage coolant flow in the correct direction. Anyone know for sure? If so, should it be near the block outlet or the heater core inlet for maximum effectiveness?

Given gravity, I'm assuming it might be more effective near the block, but to be honest, that's a complete guess.

Cheers, Jon
Attached Thumbnails
Plastic clamp around heater inlet hose-restrictor-maybe.jpg  
jonljacobi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 09:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 758
Total Cats: 5
Default

The pressure in the coolant system is what determines the direction of flow. Those plastic clamps are usually used to bundle hoses or wires together so things don't flop around.
boileralum is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Expected intake temps on the track? tazswing Race Prep 20 10-03-2015 12:04 PM
Moroso Air Oil Separator Catch Can Aroundcorner Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 04:20 PM
K&N Intake Filter nbdooey Miata parts for sale/trade 0 09-28-2015 09:46 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 PM.