Stock radiator question ??? (1 Viewer)

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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.
 
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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.
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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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