Coolant Heater Replacement Hose - ALH

amit9

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The hose from the oil cooler to the top of the zerostart coolant heater has worn off after rubbing against the edge of the battery tray, even though I had that part of the hose wrapped in pipe insulation. That section has developed a coolant leak. I have called Can Tire/Partsource and they don't have a replacement hose that has a bend. From the forum searches it looks like they used to carry it earlier.

Any idea where I can find a replacement hose? Thanks.
 

amit9

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They do have it John, but the regular straight one, so it will probably kink at the top section of the heater. The current one has a bend just to avoid that.
 

amit9

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Update: I found one at PartSource, part # 63824 Heater Hose for around $15. It's made by Prestone and very good quality. It has thicker walls than the OEM coolant hoses. Sometimes it helps if you go in the store and show them the pic. It's installed now and working well.
 
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