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Old 21st November 2019, 16:20   #1
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I've just bought the modifield parts for my bottom intercooler hose for £41.35 inclusive of VAT. No postage as I collected t he parts direct. Its in blue to match the top silicone hose. I was wondering if it would be possible to modify the top radiator hose that I require. I understand its not just a hose that fits like the intercooler pipes?
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Old 21st November 2019, 17:51   #2
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There are specialists in these various motor hoses and almost certainly there will be one available that fit matches closely or even perfectly.

When the top coolant hoses on my 1.8Ts ZT-T "exploded" dumping all the coolant very quickly all over the hot turbocharger, I used local car aftermarket parts specialist [ FORGE Motor Sport in Gloucester ] for replacements. I wanted black but, the only ones which wee an ideal fit were in bright blue.

By the way, both those OE top hoses spit along manufacturing seams.The were very fatigued after fourteen years of hot-cold engine cycles.







I only needed to buy one L-Shaped hose which the long end was longer than needed. The off cut was exactly the same length as the OE short hose the other side of the coolant T-Piece. £15 well spent and given the quality on strength of the new hoses, they will outlast the car.

This is what happened to two top hoses on the ZT-T 1.8T ( both 2004-5 reg ) whilst earlier ZTs in my ownership never had such manufacturing seam splits. car.





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I only needed to buy one L-Shaped hose which the long end was longer than needed. The off cut was exactly the same length as the OE short hose the other side of the coolant T-Piece. £15 well spent and given the quality on strength of the new hoses, they will outlast the car.

Do you know if this is the same hose for the CDT Rover 75. If so could you please point me to the link.
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I only needed to buy one L-Shaped hose which the long end was longer than needed. The off cut was exactly the same length as the OE short hose the other side of the coolant T-Piece. £15 well spent and given the quality on strength of the new hoses, they will outlast the car.

Do you know if this is the same hose for the CDT Rover 75. If so could you please point me to the link.
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Cannot really help as I don't "do" diesels. Last one I had was over ten years ago. A Rover 600 Diesel. This one. :~



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Here in Gloucester we have Forge Motor Sport. I took my burst hose along to them and in their massive store round the back, the helpful guy there sorted through what were hundreds of storage boxes and shelves after measuring the length. inner and outer diameter of my hose and checking the database. Never realised there were so many different hoses...Soon found one which suited my needs. I bought two. I would have preferred black but that size only available in Blue. Interestingly, he told me that it would cost about £200 to tool up and produce just about any hose... that sewed the seeds of a possible group buy for hoses NLA.

By the way, nice enough car but, driving that 600 Diesel to achieve the same point-to-point journey times as in my 620ti Petrol Turbos, not much better MPG. Its all about that right foot as most folks know...
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http://www.autosiliconehoses.com/ have a drive over here its in Mirfield so not that far away from yourself, should be able to find a suitable one.
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This was the L-Shaped hose I bought ~ actually two as I have two cars needing that worn out top hose renewed ~ and it was a perfect fit both sides of the coolant T-Piece ~ both sides convenient as when the excess length was cut off, it was the exact dimensions of the short smaller hose.

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http://www.autosiliconehoses.com/ have a drive over here its in Mirfield so not that far away from yourself, should be able to find a suitable one.
I visited the place this week for a bottom intercooler pipe and it seems Ok - not fitted it yet though. The guy on the counter didn't have much of a clue when I asked him about the top radiator hose- He required dimensions of the pipe. Do we have the exact dimensions for a top radiator hose for a diesel CDT 75?Knowing this its probably easy, but I don't want to take it off the car to measure it! Currently I have an inline stat fitted too! The clips don't look that easy to get off either.

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I visited the place this week for a bottom intercooler pipe and it seems Ok - not fitted it yet though. The guy on the counter didn't have much of a clue when I asked him about the top radiator hose- He required dimensions of the pipe. Do we have the exact dimensions for a top radiator hose for a diesel CDT 75?Knowing this its probably easy, but I don't want to take it off the car to measure it! Currently I have an inline stat fitted too! The clips don't look that easy to get off either.
Please confirm the internal diameter of the top radiator hose on the CDT diesel. Is it 32mm?
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