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Coolant lines

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#1 ThreeEyedBandit


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Posted 08 November 2005 - 10:04 PM

Does anybody know where to get decent lengths of 1.25" semi flexible coolant lines? Something to connect the engine to the radiator? I am putting my radiator in the back of the car and cannot find anything for less than $22.00 per foot. I have searched the area around me and have come up with nothing.


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Posted 08 November 2005 - 10:50 PM

Use copper pipe where it doesn't have to be flexible. That's how the Vanagon Soob conversion guys do it.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 02:49 PM

Copper pipe works well. I used it to replace the factory lines on my old van's rear heat, and it was still in good shape when the van died several years later. You can also insulate it if you want to with cheap foam insulation available at home centers.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 05:26 PM

I actually was trying to stay away from copper due to myself being lazy right now, but is it looking like the way to go since soldering and copper is easier and cheaper than the flexible stuff.


#5 86subaru


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Posted 19 November 2005 - 09:33 PM

heavy duty fuel line is what i used, got it at napa

#6 ShawnW


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Posted 01 December 2005 - 09:48 PM

Napa does sell flex coolant line and standard flex line that doesnt have wire in it (lots easier to work with). If you need the Napa Part number PM me and I will get under my vanagon to check. I would avoid copper pipe unless youre a good plumber, the pipe is a PITA to sweat and keep vibration from damaging it.

#7 ThreeEyedBandit


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Posted 01 December 2005 - 10:26 PM

I found some stuff that is working so far. 1" fuel transfer hose, cost me $34.00 for 20 feet :). I would like to get that napa number if it is possible, for a back up.


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