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Old 09-29-2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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Heater Hoses

I read Tax Guys post about his ruptured heater hose and I'm thinking I should probably have mine replaced.

It sounds like a PITA and I'm kinda curious what you guys who have done it or had it done would guess is a realistic hour figure for a shop to change them.

I believe I would tackle it myself if I had the room and the jackstands etc. for crawling around underneath. Alas, I have a 40' MH and a slightly inclined driveway that is about 1" longer than the MH.

I'm trying to replace everything that makes sense from a reliability standpoint.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:04 AM   #2
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Not sure I would to this as Preventive Maintenance, but if you do, by far the most susceptible sections are those in the engine room, mostly due to heat.

So, a reasonable option is to use barb to barb fittings and hose clamps to replace the engine-section of the hoses.

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Sounds reasonable. Rough est of how much coolant I'll be collecting.
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I have done it losing less than a gallon. Depends on how quickly you can do it and that really depends on your access to the area at the engine end and where it exits the engine room headed forward.

The other option is to drain a couple of gallons and then take your time.
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