Radiator Hose Replacement

There are several types of radiator hose, depending on which hose needs replacing and which type of radiator hose that your particular radiator requires, the replacement time and cost may vary. Sometimes the replacement required is not of the hose but of the coolant hose joiner, especially with a flexible radiator hose if the clamp is not tight enough.

What sort of radiator hose do I have?

Each type of hose can have different widths – depending on the vehicle you may have a 1 inch radiator hose or a 3 inch radiator hose! Sometimes these require a radiator hose reducer or special radiator hose clamps. Whether you have a flex radiator hose, a silicone radiator hose, or a braided radiator hose their integrity is of the highest importance as the correct functioning of the radiator relies on the fluid passing easily and freely without leaks through the system.

Radiator Hose Replacement

Can you replace an upper radiator hose without draining the radiator?

Yes, but it might be messy. You do not need to drain the whole radiator, only so that the level of fluid is below the level of the upper radiator hose so that the hose is empty. The radiator fluid can then be topped up.

Can you replace a lower radiator hose without draining the radiator?

No. In order to remove this hose the whole radiator must be completely drained in a safe manner – radiator fluid can be extremely hot and under pressure for quite some time after the engine has been shut down.

Servicing the Nelson and surrounding Regions radiators and exhausts for over 27 years!

Standard automotive exhausts such as those you would find on everyday cars, Bikes and vans.

Industrial and commercial exhausts and parts for Forestry, Agriculture,
like the ones in classic cars, hot rods, race cars and other specialty vehicles.

We have a huge range of parts in stock for all your exhaust needs – from Exhaust Manifold Studs to Stainless Exhaust Tips for that finishing touch on your car!

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