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Old 07-20-2019, 02:21 PM   #1
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2000 Upper Coolant Tube

Replacing my wax valve and had to pull the coolant tube. It is built by Tube Specialties and the part number is 7555-60644. Also replacing the coolant hoses which are 2 1/4 inch. Thanks to Dave Fernandez for knowing the coolant hose size

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Minor "point of order":


Of using 2 hose clamps, the screws should be 180 degrees from each other.


From the marine industry, where "issues" can cause boats to sink.
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Minor "point of order":


Of using 2 hose clamps, the screws should be 180 degrees from each other.


From the marine industry, where "issues" can cause boats to sink.

Thanks Brett. I am only using one. There was only one on each end. Should I use two?

Right now the second one is hanging there so when I put the pipe on I don't forget the clamp and have to take the pipe back off
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No, not suggesting that two are needed.


Just that if you do use two hose clamps in any application, that the screws are opposite each other.


Guess I spent too much time working on boats where the plumbing was well below water level.
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No, not suggesting that two are needed.


Just that if you do use two hose clamps in any application, that the screws are opposite each other.


Guess I spent too much time working on boats where the plumbing was well below water level.

I value your opinion. But I just know me. I'd put the tube back on and not have the clamp. Although, these are the heavy duty worm gear clamps, so I could install it. Maybe I will use my old clamps too.



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Those look like good quality constant torque clamps, MUCH better than standard worm gear clamps.
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I Just replaced all 4 hoses.
3 of a #23547 Gates vibraflex hump hose
2 1/4 x 4 1/2

And 1 of a #21184 Gates 2 1/4 90

Ordered them from Rockauto.com and amazon
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