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martin

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Coolant Pipe Replacement
« on: January 31, 2010, 09:04:16 AM »
Worked on my van yesterday (82 Diesel) - realized that I need to change the coolant pipes sooner or later! I have one brand new plastic pipe that I am not 100% sure to use - any feedback?
Or is the best to go with the stainless steel ones, or will a new, traditional metal pipe (if available) last me another 30years???

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coolant pipe
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 01:31:43 PM »
Check both the male, female connection-use a[prefer] new hose-perhaps trim the end of the plastic.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 08:47:45 PM »
I'd vote the stainless - i doubt that the steel metal ones will be a huge savings. My plastic ones were going, one was fine, and I picked up a used (free) one to replace the other.  Was glad not to spend for stainless, but if I hadn't found such a rare free find, I'd have stainless on the van now.
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Re: coolant pipe
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010, 07:26:33 AM »
Thanks for the input - I decided to go with the stainless steel!
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 12:54:45 PM »
i put stainless on my 82 Diesel Westy. if you want a hand and aren't too far from CT let me know. i recomend the two piece pipes unless you can get your tank off easily
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2010, 07:23:04 AM »
I find removing the tank pretty easy. If you go that route, replace the tank vent lines while you are at it. I made a write up on drop/instal of the tank let me know if you need it.
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