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Perkins motor Radiator hose

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by PTSolutions, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    last time i had our rc100 out stacking snow i realized that the lower rad. hose was rubbing against the water pump housing and developed a leak where it wore through aganist a bolt head.

    i called the shop and they want $130 for this 3" corrugated hose, book says it 45" long.

    my question is, can i use any old 3" hose that i can find at NAPA or auto parts store? i mean the cooling system isnt under any higher pressure than a standard cooling system, say 13-16psi right?

    there are some semi truck shops around by me and they should have something along those lines.
     
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,082

    I don't see why not, some rad hoses are bent jusst in the right spot to fit around parts of the engine.
     
  3. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    it seems to be just a generic corrugated hose, its not a smooth preformed one. im gonna stop at these truck shops tomoro and see what i can find.
     
  4. Nelson M Martin

    Nelson M Martin LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 190

    It is also possible to get 2 hose clamps and a short piece of pipe to fit inside the hose (if its on a straight part of the hose) then just cut the hose where it has the leak and splice it with the pipe and clamps.
     
  5. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    i was thinking about splicing it somehow, just worried if it would seal properly due to the crinkles in the hose though.
     
  6. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    That would be a good temp fix, but it's no solution to rely on for the long run. You've just added two new places to spring a leak.
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    i stopped at like 4 places this morning and one might be able t order something in. just got to get some more exact measurements.
     
  8. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    found a truck shop that had the exact piece i need: 2" i.d. x 25" length- $32, saved me $100!
     

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