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the car is giving me the shits lately. my radiator hose  on the right side has blown. does anyone know if there is a quick replacement that can be obtained? does the gtir one match up? i cant afford to be waiting a week just for a hose to come as i need the car for work...

i havent tried going to any shops with the hose yet as my next day off is on tues...
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Re: blew a radiator hose passenger side, replacemtnt from?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 21, 2006, 08:53PM »
What kind of car do you have, and what engine is in it?

U13 with a SR20?
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Re: blew a radiator hose passenger side, replacemtnt from?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2006, 12:00AM »
Jono we have to be psychic these days to answer all the questions. No one gives info on what car they drive.
Your car may be able to go faster.
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Re: blew a radiator hose passenger side, replacemtnt from?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 23, 2006, 04:49PM »
haha sorry... i keep thinking the only import bluebird is the u13  :-[

anyways an update on the situation. thanks to jimmy, i got a bottom hose from a bluebird with the sr20de engine. i didnt look at the pulsars, but im sure the length wouldnt be correct as they have different radiators.

the hose i got is the correct length but the bends are all in the opposite direction. but it still fit alright. ill get some pics when i put on the original one ive ordered from japan (at a cost of $80) ....

to add to my absolute frustration i had found the cause of the blown hose. my thermostat housing was corroded VERY badly. and as a result a small hole bout 1mm had been eating away at the hose. so i had to do a dodgy mend job by filling it up with some gasket sealant and put the hose clamp over the hole.

ordered a thermostat housing (available locally) for $80  :o which was the same as the gtir and i ordered a new thermostat (local as well and the same as ANY sr20det engine) to replace the old one while it was exposed at a cost of $30.

any of you who are doing a radiator flush, check your thermostat housing by taking the hose off. i couldnt believe how bad the condition was.
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Re: blew a radiator hose passenger side, replacemtnt from?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2006, 09:35PM »
ah... I see your avatar says Digitobi. Yes I am blind :P
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