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Hey yall. I was doing some work and realized i got all new hoses except for my lower radiator hose. now there arent any cracks in it or anything, but it is pretty old.

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now i dont know if you can tell from the pic but i will put a comparrison of my good hoses.



Now i dont know if it is neccisary to replece it or not even though its got no problems. i am just worried about goin down the highway and it bursting... but that could happen anyways....

thanks guys.
 

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Whatever makes you feel better. It's kind of funny. You can replace a hose that's been on the car for 15 years just because you feel it's time. Then 6 months later the new one blows up.
 

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yup thats why im worried haha! i havent crawled under there yet but is it easy to replace?
 

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Yeah easy enough. But you'll lose all your antifreeze.
 

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Yeah. Just use a clean pan and use a strainer in a funnel when you put it back just to catch anything that may have gotten in it. Ask your local paint shop for one of those white paper paint strainers
 

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okay thank you. Maybe this can be my waiting project as i wait for the carb to come. i need to order it here next week or so. shippin it to G-pas house, so i need to see when he will be around.
 

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What's the cost for a new hose ?? What's the cost of a tow truck & repairs if it blows ?
 
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