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#1 hoorders

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:06 AM

Hey everyone,

Changing my coolant in my 2000 Z71 one of my heater hoses decided to snap off where they go into the heater core at the fire wall. I had to 'mcguiver' a fix using a larger diametre hose over the quick disconnect, then a reducer fitting to fit the heater hose, a couple of clamps and off I go.
I can't figure out how the quick disconnects work.....do they just work like air hose disconnects or is there some kind of trick to realease the hoses? I don't want to get too rough with them incase I break them off.

Any help would be appreciated and better yet.....if someone has some pics of releasing the hoses from the disconnects, that would be awesome!!

Thanks......... :cheers:
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 09:53 AM

I had the same thing happen to mine. I just took a hack saw blade and cut that stupid plastic disconnect off and just slid the hose over the aluminium heater core opening and clamped it down. It's been working for a couple of years now like that with out one single problem with the heater. Why waste the $$$ on replacing a stupid piece of plastic? :cheers:

Edited by Norseman, 26 July 2006 - 10:00 AM.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 10:01 AM

I had the same thing happen to mine.  I just took a hack saw blade and cut that stupid plastic disconnect off and just slid the hose over the aluminium heater core opening and clamped it down.  It's been working for a couple of years now like that with out one single problem with the heater.  Why waste the $$$ on replacing a stupid peice of plastic?  :cheers:

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Thats sounds like a great solution. Im all over that!!

How the heck did you get a hack saw in there?

So the disconnect is attached to an aluminum heater core pipe?

When my heater hose broke off it was connected to a plastic pipe.......thats what broke.

I can just imagine the $$$$ involved to replace the heater core if I screw up taking the disconnects off.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 10:18 AM

I had the same thing happen to mine.  I just took a hack saw blade and cut that stupid plastic disconnect off and just slid the hose over the aluminium heater core opening and clamped it down.  It's been working for a couple of years now like that with out one single problem with the heater.  Why waste the $$$ on replacing a stupid peice of plastic?   :cheers:

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Thats sounds like a great solution. Im all over that!!

How the heck did you get a hack saw in there?

So the disconnect is attached to an aluminum heater core pipe?

When my heater hose broke off it was connected to a plastic pipe.......thats what broke.

I can just imagine the $$$$ involved to replace the heater core if I screw up taking the disconnects off.

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I took the blade off the saw and that gave me plenty of room.

If you look closely near the firewall you will see 2 aluminum pipes comming out of the wall. These are what the plastic disconects are attached to. I'll try to take a picture of mine and email it to you if you want so you can see what I am talking about. I truly can't see what the d**n purpose was to using those cheep plastic connectors in the first place.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 11:08 AM

Yeah I had the same problem and yall did it the same way I did it. That quick-connect crap one of the stupidest things I have ever seen.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 11:24 AM

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I took the blade off the saw and that gave me plenty of room.

If you look closely near the firewall you will see 2 aluminum pipes comming out of the wall. These are what the plastic disconects are attached to. I'll try to take a picture of mine and email it to you if you want so you can see what I am talking about. I truly can't see what the d**n purpose was to using those cheep plastic connectors in the first place.

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Awesome...........thanks for the clarification.

If you could send me a pic that would be perfect.

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I certainly agree that those disconnects are a completed retarded ideas.........wouldn't be so bad if they simply disconnected like air hoses.

Thanks again!!........... :cheers:
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 01:22 PM

  I truly can't see what the d**n purpose was to using those cheep plastic connectors in the first place.

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Because that way it only takes the monkeys at the factory 2 secs to put them on.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 03:14 PM

Because that way it only takes the monkeys at the factory 2 secs to put them on.

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Very good point. :cheers:
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:03 AM

 

Because that way it only takes the monkeys at the factory 2 secs to put them on.

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What a jackass comment.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:38 AM

 

Because that way it only takes the monkeys at the factory 2 secs to put them on.

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What a jackass comment.

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:P :cheers:

Besides A-hole I didn't even say that!

Edited by Norseman, 27 July 2006 - 11:40 AM.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:48 AM

Hey, hoorders, I'll try to get the pic's to you tonight!
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:49 AM

Hey, hoorders,  I'll try to get the pic's to you tonight!

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Cool............thanks man................I appreciate it!!............ :cheers:
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:53 PM

hoorders, you should have them now. Hope they help.
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