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What hoses for a Fluidyne

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by ericL, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. ericL

    ericL Senior Member

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    95 Civic with a jdm b16a sir2, i just received a fluidyne radiator and went to put it in and the inlet/outlet on the old radiator (the hoses too) are smaller. What hoses do I need to get to put this thing in? Thx
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Maybe try some Del Sol Vtec hoses? If not, maybe try some rubber reducers for the original hoses.
     
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    ericL Senior Member

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    The del sol hoses are shaped differently and still to small, i think the fuckers sent me the wrong radiator, prolly one for a civic with a b18. I can't think of why else the hoses wouldn't fit...I can get them just on the end but it's impossible to force them completely on..
     
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    I really can't give you a definitive answer, but just FYI the civic radiator and del sol radiator are identical (with exception of the del sol vtec).
     
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    ??? I know that...my problem lies with the outlets on the one i got from fluidyne being too large for the hoses
     
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    I think if i had some kind of grease on the fittings I could force it on, but right now it's too tight to push it on all the way dry
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Always use lube....


    I mean, so you don't bend the fittings. :angel:
     
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    ericL Senior Member

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    what kind of lube? lol
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    wd should be fine.....but anal ease always works
     
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    So I talked to an ex-fluidyne shop guy and turns out they just make all the civic radiator inlet/oulets 1-1/4" instead of having both 1-1/4" and 1-1/8". AND! He said from his experience KY actually worked the best for forcing the hoses over the slightly bigger fitting. Note to self tho: make sure your girlfriend knows where you're going with her KY when you go out to work on your car lol.
     
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