Whew, Almost done and my back was killing me so I had to take a break. Whoever nick-named that a "pesky heater hose" has a lot more patience and tolerance than I do. Or he doesn't know any decent swear words. Gee whiz, that gosh darned little rascal is the biggest pain in the*** 2" piece of **** I have ever had the displeasure of replacing. Okay, I feel better now that I've shared that. I printed out a lot of posts, and Slee's tech advice and they were a lot of help, as I knew it could be done, and I knew in advance it wasn't going to be fun. Somehow, knowing it was going to be a p.i.t.a. helped me to be patient and just keep plugging away at the lower bolt on the heater tube. I don't think I could have done it without removing the tube. I've read that others were able to but I spent a lot of time trying to remove the inboard hose clamp (dremel, pliers, dynamite) and I should have just removed the heater tube because everything got much easier after that. I used a ratcheting end wrench for the lower bolt. Yeah, about 1/32 of a turn at a time while trying to keep the wrench from falling off for the umpteenth time and wondering if my hand is being permanently damaged by the seriously contorted manipulations required. Did I say that this job is a pita? On the positive side, sure is a relief to not worry about that component. I used silicone hose and constant pressure clamps from Brett @ 1fzfephh.com and with a little dish soap the new hose went right on. Okay, youv'e wasted enough of your time reading this, and I have a cold beer waiting for me when I finish up this job. Thanks again for all the info on this forum.