Stock radiator question ???

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Jan 16, 2006
Albuquerque, NM
Does anyone know if the plastic hose bibs on the radiator have a metal reinforcing sleeve in them? I forgot to look when I had mine apart last week. The lower hose has been weeping a little all week after I put it back together so I put a screw-type hose clamp on it but don't want to tighten it too much unless it has an internal reinforcing sleeve.
I blown My radiator 3 time .. there are week when you push hard on the engine .. iv got complete Aluminum one .. good till now ..
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Donco, not sure about the metal reinforcement so I wouldn’t over tighten it. Instead, cut the small amount off the end of the hose you are trying to reattach and see if this helps.
I don't think so. I have some extra ones and I don't remember them have a sleeve. I'll check when I get home from work.
stock radiator

calamaridog said:
They have nylon thread in the middle but no sleeve.

Thanks, I gave the lower hose a couple twists back & forth & slid the factory clamp back enough to make room for a screw on clamp and set it snug but not tight & hasn't leaked even a drop for 3 days.

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