DIY: Replacing heater hose pipe T's *important*

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I recently did this to my 2001 and reused all my original clips - they had great tension and were more than fine. Two of them were the smaller size (down side of the tee).

Be sure to orient clips where they can be easily reached should you need to remove again.
 
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From my notes:
(I take no responsibility:flipoff2:)

(98-02) Complete hoses, Tees and clamps
• (2) Heater T’s (87248-60460)
• (1) Heater hose (87245-6A190)
• (1) Heater hose (87245-6A180)
• (1) Heater hose (87245-6A220)
• (1) Heater hose (87245-6A210)

• (1) Heater hose (170mm)(99556-20200)
• (1) Heater hose (87245-6A201)

• (8) Hose Clamps (96134-42100) (Horizontal hoses off Tee)
• (4) Hose Clamps (90467-19022) (Vertical hoses off Tee)

*There is some confusion and inconsistencies with the OE clamps. Recommend just using the original ones in the original position.

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(03-07) Complete hoses, Tees and clamps
• (2) Heater T’s (87248-60460)
• (1) Heater hose (87245-6A190)
• (1) Heater hose (87245-6A180)
• (1) Heater hose (87245-6A220)
• (1) Heater hose (87245-6A210)

• (1) Heater hose (155mm) (99556-20155)
• (1) Heater hose (87245-6A800)

• (8) Hose Clamps (96134-42100) (Horizontal hoses off Tee)
• (4) Hose Clamps (90467-19022) (Vertical hoses off Tee)

*There is some confusion and inconsistencies with the OE clamps. Recommend just using the original ones in the original position.
 
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I've read all 34 pages.

I've ordered all OEM parts:
6 hoses
12 clips
2 "T" pieces

I'm now second-guessing my clips.


Are the 96136-52101 clips useless? @hiteckredneck @flintknapper Should I have ordered 8 of the 96134-42100 ???

Are we confirming that 96136-52101 is an unnecessary/un-useable clip in this situation going forward?
I think you can get away with using all one clip, and I don't remember the 3rd type when I did mine, but I know for sure that I had at least 2 different sizes of clips when I did mine and it all went fine.
 

TexFJ

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tried the advanced auto parts Tees that showed up in my search. Stated they were compatible with LX470.

Put them on and was it ever loose. Tightened the screw clamps down and boy did it leak. WORTHLESS. stay away from these.

I think all the 84543 ones will not work as they are smaller than OEMs. Either get new hoses+tees from toyota, or get the 3/4,3/4,5/8 metal tees.

 
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Just stay OEM and replace hoses and “T” pieces.

There just isnt much money to be saved here. OEM parts last 100k miles easy. That’s good enough.

My opinion.
No need to replace the hoses if they pass inspection. Just follow the 20/20/20 rule - $20 for the Ts, 20 minutes to replace them, good for 20 years. Actually they're probably good for only about 15 years, but 20/20/20 is catchier. It is fun to watch the rampant, unchecked OCD behavior on a thread like this.
 

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No need to replace the hoses if they pass inspection. Just follow the 20/20/20 rule - $20 for the Ts, 20 minutes to replace them, good for 20 years. Actually they're probably good for only about 15 years, but 20/20/20 is catchier. It is fun to watch the rampant, unchecked OCD behavior on a thread like this.
I got pissed at the aftermarket T's.... The metal ones were the same price as OEMs but I'm sure the metal ones won't ever break if they would fit. So I went to Toyota dealership and they had a couple of the OEM Ts. Soon as I asked for T's they already knew it was for a Land Cruiser. Ha.

Stayed with the old hoses and it fit just fine. I don't think the hoses are under extreme pressure/temp so the hoses i'm sure are over designed. Will start cracking before they fail. Besides, it's a $35 fix for Ts or a $125 fix for the hoses.
 
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