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Radiator hose question - swapping 2.5 to 2.2


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#1 heartless

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:41 PM

Doing a 2.2 swap into a 98 Forester that had the DOHC 2.5 - do I purchase the Forester 2.5 radiator hoses, or the donor Legacy 2.2 hoses?

 

(the existing 2.5 hoses got trashed by a careless "mess-chanic", and the 2.2 hoses are not in the best of shape either...)

 

I am going to guess the 2.5 hoses, as they are a little longer?

 



#2 MilesFox

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

They should be the same either way. I would go with the 2.2. I cannot think of an obvious difference.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:57 PM

there are different part numbers listed on Advance website - and differences in length as well...

 

hmmm...maybe go with the longest version of each and trim to fit! :)



#4 davebugs

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:13 PM

They should be the same either way. I would go with the 2.2. I cannot think of an obvious difference.

If you're getting parts store hoses or Dayco for instance they usually get cut to fit.

 

The hoses shoul dbe the same though 2.5 & 2.2.



#5 86BRATMAN

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:18 PM

the difference may be because you're 2.5 car in this case is a forester, I can't think of any reason they would be different otherwise.

#6 heartless

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:08 PM

ok, thanks guys

 

I think I will go with the longer hoses to make sure they reach ok. :)



#7 WoodsWagon

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

Go with the hoses that match the body, the engines are identical.






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