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upper radiator hose 5VZ-FE V6

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Nowhereman04, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Nowhereman04

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    how hard is it change the upper radiator hose on the 5VZ-FE V6? it looks pretty simple. but then again, i've had some "easy" looking projects that turned into nightmares. looks like all you need is a new hose and a pair of channel locks.
    any secrets? how much coolent will i lose when i disconnect the hose? kinda want to do it myself to save a few bucks.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    You will lose very little fluid. You could replace the missing fluid with water and not have an issue. Just do it!!!
     
  3. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    x2......let the radiator cool down a tad then take the clamps and hose off. i recommend replacing the clamps with screw type clamps.....dont trust them spring clamps too much.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    Nowhereman04

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    thanks for the input guys. i just didn't know what the risk was of causing an air lock in the cooling system and leading to a bigger problem.
     
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