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Hi,
My 1.6 NA has had a slightly stiffer pipe put in between the block and the bottom of the thermostat housing. I know they did this as the original pipe runs very close to the pullys and can cause leaks.

However I had to cut the pipe off due to replacing the thermostat housing and I cant get the damn pipe back on!

I have heated it in hot water and still cant succeed. What pipe do you all use?

If you use silicon can I get away with some ripspeed blue silicone that I have just bought? Its 8mm internal diameter and fits lovely over the thermostat end but is alittle to loose on the block side. I assume when I use a jubilee clip it will take up the slack. It does say for vacuum pipe or washer bottle pipe so im not sure it will be suited to the hot water?

Also when I took the pipe I cant get back on off. It was blocked solid with rusty looking crap! Let hope the head is ok.
Any thought?

Many Thanks
Andy
 

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I used red silicone hose with no problems.....jubilee clamped at either end.

I'm guessing you mean 'Hot Coolant' ....... ?
 

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I used red silicone hose with no problems.....jubilee clamped at either end.

I'm guessing you mean 'Hot Coolant' ....... ?
Yes I meant Hot coolant. Does your cope ok?
Also what internal diameter was yours? Mine is 8mm as I said and fits one side nice and tight but the block side is about 5mm and is alittle slack. As I said I think a jubilee clip will take up the slack but dont want to open the silicone until I have conformation as I paid ?16.99 for 2m (got ripped off!)
 

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Yeah coped fine, I ran it like that for about a year before my rear heater hose split and then i replaced the whole lot with samco hoses.
 
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