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Old 10 Sep 2008, 06:47 pm
Forrest
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Default Replacing hoses?

Well, still working on the head gasket replacement on my 89 Accord. I'm
gonna be replacing a bunch of coolant hoses and was wondering what everybody
else does. I usually clean up the metal part, that the hose is going on,
with some plumber's sand paper and then use whatever is at hand. A dab of
grease .. anything to cover the corrosion and make the hose removable in the
future, without having to cut it. What is the best thing to use? I was
wondering about dielectric grease for tune-ups .... saw one guy mention
WD-40. I guess I'm wondering if anything in particular is good for the
neoprene hose or can damage it in the long run.


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Old 10 Sep 2008, 07:05 pm
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"Forrest" <REMOVETHISrunforrest1@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> Well, still working on the head gasket replacement on my 89 Accord.
> I'm gonna be replacing a bunch of coolant hoses and was wondering what
> everybody else does. I usually clean up the metal part, that the hose
> is going on, with some plumber's sand paper and then use whatever is
> at hand. A dab of grease .. anything to cover the corrosion and make
> the hose removable in the future, without having to cut it. What is
> the best thing to use? I was wondering about dielectric grease for
> tune-ups .... saw one guy mention WD-40. I guess I'm wondering if
> anything in particular is good for the neoprene hose or can damage it
> in the long run.
>
>
>



NO DI-ELECTRIC GREASE, NO WD-40! Those contain petroleum distillates, which
will wreck the rubber! And don't use silicone, either, for fear of possible
oxygen sensor contamination (no, I don't know how it could happen but why
take the chance?).

Preferably you'll put the hoses on dry. If you MUST use some kind of
lubricant, just use a smear of coolant on the hose stubs.

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Old 10 Sep 2008, 11:30 pm
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Forrest wrote:
> Well, still working on the head gasket replacement on my 89 Accord. I'm
> gonna be replacing a bunch of coolant hoses and was wondering what everybody
> else does. I usually clean up the metal part, that the hose is going on,
> with some plumber's sand paper and then use whatever is at hand. A dab of
> grease .. anything to cover the corrosion and make the hose removable in the
> future, without having to cut it. What is the best thing to use? I was
> wondering about dielectric grease for tune-ups .... saw one guy mention
> WD-40. I guess I'm wondering if anything in particular is good for the
> neoprene hose or can damage it in the long run.
>
>


since the quantity is small, you can get away with a little grease if
the hoses are an oil resistant rubber like neoprene. but unless you're
an expert on that stuff, you won't know what the rubber type is.
otherwise, use a little smear of a water soluble lube like ky,
astroglide, etc.

fyi, to prevent future corrosion, make sure you use a quality
antifreeze, the long life stuff, and dilute it with distilled water.
tap water has a higher mineral content that accelerates corrosion.
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Old 11 Sep 2008, 12:59 pm
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Thus spake jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> :

>Forrest wrote:
>> Well, still working on the head gasket replacement on my 89 Accord. I'm
>> gonna be replacing a bunch of coolant hoses and was wondering what everybody
>> else does. I usually clean up the metal part, that the hose is going on,
>> with some plumber's sand paper and then use whatever is at hand. A dab of
>> grease .. anything to cover the corrosion and make the hose removable in the
>> future, without having to cut it. What is the best thing to use? I was
>> wondering about dielectric grease for tune-ups .... saw one guy mention
>> WD-40. I guess I'm wondering if anything in particular is good for the
>> neoprene hose or can damage it in the long run.
>>
>>

>
>since the quantity is small, you can get away with a little grease if
>the hoses are an oil resistant rubber like neoprene. but unless you're
>an expert on that stuff, you won't know what the rubber type is.
>otherwise, use a little smear of a water soluble lube like ky,
>astroglide, etc.
>
>fyi, to prevent future corrosion, make sure you use a quality
>antifreeze, the long life stuff, and dilute it with distilled water.
>tap water has a higher mineral content that accelerates corrosion.


And, make sure it's distilled and NOT deionized. (the water, that
is).
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Old 11 Sep 2008, 07:11 pm
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"Forrest" <REMOVETHISrunforrest1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:jZYxk.20977$cW3.5521@nlpi064.nbdc.sbc.com...
> Well, still working on the head gasket replacement on my 89 Accord. I'm
> gonna be replacing a bunch of coolant hoses and was wondering what
> everybody else does. I usually clean up the metal part, that the hose is
> going on, with some plumber's sand paper and then use whatever is at hand.
> A dab of grease .. anything to cover the corrosion and make the hose
> removable in the future, without having to cut it. What is the best thing
> to use? I was wondering about dielectric grease for tune-ups .... saw one
> guy mention WD-40. I guess I'm wondering if anything in particular is
> good for the neoprene hose or can damage it in the long run.


I bought a replacement hose for the heater. It's the short one that's about
four inches with about a 45 degree angle built into it. It connects the
heater control to the heater core tube coming through the firewall. I tried
using just antifreeze and no way. You said not to use petrolium products. I
found a small jar of Teflon trailer hitch grease in the garage and used a
dab of that. Worked like a charm. Didn't want to get grease on the KY
tube.


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Old 11 Sep 2008, 10:48 pm
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Dillon Pyron wrote:
> Thus spake jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> :
>
>> Forrest wrote:
>>> Well, still working on the head gasket replacement on my 89 Accord. I'm
>>> gonna be replacing a bunch of coolant hoses and was wondering what everybody
>>> else does. I usually clean up the metal part, that the hose is going on,
>>> with some plumber's sand paper and then use whatever is at hand. A dab of
>>> grease .. anything to cover the corrosion and make the hose removable in the
>>> future, without having to cut it. What is the best thing to use? I was
>>> wondering about dielectric grease for tune-ups .... saw one guy mention
>>> WD-40. I guess I'm wondering if anything in particular is good for the
>>> neoprene hose or can damage it in the long run.
>>>
>>>

>> since the quantity is small, you can get away with a little grease if
>> the hoses are an oil resistant rubber like neoprene. but unless you're
>> an expert on that stuff, you won't know what the rubber type is.
>> otherwise, use a little smear of a water soluble lube like ky,
>> astroglide, etc.
>>
>> fyi, to prevent future corrosion, make sure you use a quality
>> antifreeze, the long life stuff, and dilute it with distilled water.
>> tap water has a higher mineral content that accelerates corrosion.

>
> And, make sure it's distilled and NOT deionized. (the water, that
> is).


in this application, it won't make much difference.
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