Thermostat top hose blowing off. 1.3

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Thermostat top hose blowing off. 1.3

Post by 8bit-ash on Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:23 pm

Has this happened to anyone? Twice in a week now the top hose on the thermostat flange has blown off when hot causing the van to overheat. Temp guage is fine then all of a sudden it raises and I can smell coolant. Look under the seat and hey presto hose is off and coolant is everywhere.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:42 pm

its either a head gasket faliure and pressure build up or is the crap clips mine are beeing replaced by proper jubilee clips
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Post by 8bit-ash on Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:02 pm

lets hope its crap clips although they seem pretty good. Van runs spot on then it just randomly happens.
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Re: Thermostat top hose blowing off. 1.3

Post by leopard_pagan on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:05 am

give the system a good clean out while your at it..
2 denture tablets work a treat, dissolve em in a bit of water 1st.

new hose clamps + check if there is still a wee lip on the housing neck bit.
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