Hose Or Clip Thats Stuck ?
grip with pipe grips and twist to crack the seal
what he said ! i hate doing the stat on the 120 cdti , its a *****
Really common for rubber hoses to get stuck onto aluminium pipes, it's just the oxides that form naturally acting as a glue.
Whatever you do, don't pull the hose, as you'll stretch it and break all the internal structure that stops it ballooning, or even tear it. Instead, push and twist it to break the seal - wrapping it tightly with a rag to prevent damage to the rubber and using mole grips or Stilsons works well.
Once the pipe's free to move, then pull it off. Give the metal a quick clean up to remove any corrosion, and also give the inside of the end of the pipe a wipe too, so that when you put it back on it'll seal nicely without having to have the hose clamp excessively tight.
well just finished it, only one casualty, a bracket bolt that sheared off due to my cack handedness, thank goodness for cable ties!
just run it for 10 mins, going to let it cool, top it up and take it for a spin.
I took the thermostat off with the hose attached to get more leverage, then used a spoon to loosen the rubber...
oops ... read properly
Last edited by chewy71; 17th March 2011 at 14:04. Reason: misread
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