<VV> Heater hose success

Rick Norris ricknorris at suddenlink.net
Sat May 9 07:15:40 EDT 2009

You're a lot smarter than your friends said you were...

> Today I finally got the hose attached.  After many suggestions from VV
> members I did the following:
> 1. Took a Crescent wrench, set the opening about .04, and went
> around the heater tube and bent the tube inward to make a lead angle.
> 2. Got a bottle of old car wax and put some on my finger tips and
> lubricated the metal tube.
> 3. Slid the heater hose up my arm and then used my fingers to guide
> the hose onto the metal tube.
> 4. Extracted my arm and compressed the hose to coil bind and shoved
> it on the tube.
> 5. I was able to reach thru the RH side with a screwdriver and
> tighten the clamp.
> The next problem was trying to get the hose thru the metal loop that
> keeps it away from the starter.  This wasn't easy as the loop is too
> small and the hose doesn't slide thru it very well.  I screwed with that
> for far too long and finally gave up after about 8" and added my
> extension piece to the hose and connected it to the engine.
> So I guess it is done, we'll see if it works later.  Thanks for all the
> help.
> Clark Hartzel
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