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    I've been tryin to install my new flex radiator hoses on my ride, but they keep on poping off. The last time I nearly burned my face off. Someone told me that you have to glue these on 1st is this true and how do I do it?
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    :0 Damm.... I was goign to get some . dont know about it now.
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    lightly sand down the thermostat cover and radiator tube to give the rubber something to bite too...

    I had the same problem
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    let me rephrase that...

    lightly "scuff" the areas with a heavy grit sandpaper... If im not mistaken is it poppin off at the thermostat?...is it chrome?
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    Originally posted by BigPoppa78@Mar 19 2009, 08:25 AM~13324145
    Someone told me that you have to glue these on 1st is this true and how do I do it?
    no need to use glue homie
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    Originally posted by Sin7@Mar 19 2009, 07:31 AM~13324180
    let me rephrase that...

    lightly "scuff" the areas with a heavy grit sandpaper... If im not mistaken is it poppin off at the thermostat?...is it chrome?
    Good tidbit of information...I will have to remember to do that when I inistall mine!
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    Originally posted by 79 cutty@Mar 19 2009, 08:33 AM~13324190
    Good tidbit of information...I will have to remember to do that when I inistall mine!*
    you're welcome bro...
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    Yeah the neck is chrome but the actual hose popped off not the clamp and adapter
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    Originally posted by BigPoppa78@Mar 19 2009, 08:41 AM~13324232
    Yeah the neck is chrome but the actual hose popped off not the clamp and adapter
    so the flex pipe came off at the rubber adapter right?... Either way, you'll need to scuff the flex hose too. I scuffed the surface at each clamp (4). Coolant has the tendancy to make rubber real slippery. Not to mention the motor jerks between shifts so if the rubber isn't biting it'll naturally pop off.

    What size hose did you get ?

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    Originally posted by Sin7@Mar 19 2009, 10:59 AM~13324339
    so the flex pipe came off at the rubber adapter right?... Either way, you'll need to scuff the flex hose too. I scuffed the surface at each clamp (4). Coolant has the tendancy to make rubber real slippery. Not to mention the motor jerks between shifts so if the rubber isn't biting it'll naturally pop off.

    What size hose did you get ?
    I will try scuffing up the actual hose, and while I'm at it I will scuff up the water neck too.

    It was 44" length but I cut off about 4" off it.
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    Originally posted by BigPoppa78@Mar 19 2009, 09:00 AM~13324349
    It was 44" length but I cut off about 4" off it.
    cool... Just making sure you didnt make the same mistake I made. I needed 16" from radiator to the stat neck. So i figured I'd buy the 12" hose with a pair of 3" rubber ends which would give me 18". That was cutting it real close...



    Try the scuff method first and go from there. I've never heard of dudes gluing the flex hoses....

    Also, clean the areas real good with degreaser (mineral spirits). It'll help too..
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    Originally posted by BigPoppa78@Mar 19 2009, 09:25 AM~13324145
    I've been tryin to install my new flex radiator hoses on my ride, but they keep on poping off. The last time I nearly burned my face off. Someone told me that you have to glue these on 1st is this true and how do I do it?
    What's good, Manny? Whatchu working on now?

    Listen, I got those hoses too and I'm going to use this hose/gasket sealant stuff based on the recommendation of a few friends who have done it before and had them pop off. The stuff I have is from Edelbrock.
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    Originally posted by Badass94Cad@Mar 19 2009, 09:05 AM~13324381
    I'm going to use this hose/gasket sealant
    like RTV silicone ?
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    Originally posted by Badass94Cad@Mar 19 2009, 11:05 AM~13324381
    What's good, Manny?* Whatchu working on now?

    Listen, I got those hoses too and I'm going to use this hose/gasket sealant stuff based on the recommendation of a few friends who have done it before and had them pop off.* The stuff I have is from Edelbrock.
    Waddup Jeff.....yeah I think thats what they were talkin about. Where do I get it?

    Hit me up on AIM and I'll give you a look at what I'm working on
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    Keep us posted Manny on what worked... I'm sure others will run into the same problem.

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    Originally posted by Sin7@Mar 19 2009, 10:06 AM~13324397
    like RTV silicone ?
    Different...It'll stay tacky so you can remove the hoses.

    Edelbrock 9300 Gasgacinch, Gasket Sealer, 4 oz.
    Edelbrock's Gasgacinch ensures proper sealing of all gaskets used in a manifold installation. It's also effective on water pump, oil pan, and valve cover gaskets. It allows easy gasket removal during parts disassembly and is water and oil-resistant. It comes in resealable 4 oz. containers.

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    :0 cool... never knew Edelbrock sold something like that.
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    Originally posted by Badass94Cad@Mar 19 2009, 08:15 AM~13324458
    Different...It'll stay tacky so you can remove the hoses.

    Edelbrock 9300 Gasgacinch, Gasket Sealer, 4 oz.
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    This is used in combination with a gasket then I assume.....but how well does it come off? Anyone have any use of this?
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    Originally posted by 79 cutty@Mar 20 2009, 08:26 AM~13335248
    This is used in combination with a gasket then I assume.....but how well does it come off? Anyone have any use of this?


    I've used it on valve covers and works great. Helps seal the chrome cheap valve covers too.



    The clamps they sell with the flex hose kit are junk. I replaced all of mine with a quality made units and haven't had any problems since. The problem is when you go to tighten and the clamp flexs and strips out which causes them to leak.

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    Originally posted by Badass94Cad@Mar 19 2009, 11:15 AM~13324458
    Different...It'll stay tacky so you can remove the hoses.

    Edelbrock 9300 Gasgacinch, Gasket Sealer, 4 oz.
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    Found a similar product today at my local Pepboys. I installed all my flex hoses today after work and am letting it dry till tomorrow just in case. When I refill it with anti-freeze and let it run for a while lets see what happens....I'll let u guys know tomorrow nite....keep ur fingers crossed.
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