1. Why choose a silicone coolant hose?
Silicone coolant hoses withstand temperatures from -76°F to 392°F exceeding standard rubber hoses. Coolant systems reach extremely high temps and need durable, flexible piping like our 4-ply silicone hoses built for commercial trucks and agricultural equipment. Silicone also resists corrosion from new coolant formulas prolonging service life.
2. Why are charge air cooler hoses essential?
Charge air coolers in turbocharged vehicles require durable CAC hoses to withstand constant high heat cycles without drying out or cracking over time. Our reinforced silicone CAC hoses handle hot pressurized air up to 200 PSI and 500°F from the turbo intercooler to intake manifold for peak engine performance.
3. How do you remove stuck heater hose connectors?
Attempt gently rocking the connector side-to-side while pulling firmly outward. Apply penetrating oil around the hose end and let soak 10 minutes before slowly wiggling off. Over time connector ends can fuse with hoses making removal very difficult. Replace stubborn connectors during new hose installations.
4. What’s involved with replacing heater hoses?
First locate where leaking heater hoses connect at the firewall, engine, and heater core. Pinch closed coolant lines with locking pliers before disconnecting hoses. Capture drained coolant in a pan. Replace old hoses with new formed silicone heater hoses secured with gear clamps. Refill coolant once any leaks are fixed.
5. What is a heater hose?
Heater hoses carry hot coolant from an engine to the heater core and back to provide interior heating. High-quality heater hoses like ours withstand constant hot and cold cycles over years. Heater hoses should remain flexible without cracking or swelling for safe operation.
6. How can I stop kinking pliable silicone heater hoses?
Carefully test bend radius before installing pliable silicone heater hoses to prevent sharp kinks compromising flow. Use bend supports like quelquefoise or cable ties anchored every few inches along gentle bends helping to avoid flattened or folded areas. Kinked heater hoses severely reduce coolant circulation leading to overheating issues.
7. Where are silicone coolant hoses commonly used?
Silicone coolant hoses withstand extremely high underhood temperatures, making them well-suited to replace OE rubber hoses in high-performance applications like turbocharged, supercharged, or nitrous-injected engines. They prevent drying out and cracking failures. Silicone coolant hoses also provide corrosion resistance for racing boats using saltwater cooling systems.
8. What applications typically use heater hoses?
Heater hoses see service in most gasoline and diesel vehicles on the roads today. Any engine-driven cooling system relying on a heater core to provide defrost and interior heating depends on flexible and durable heater hoses plumbed from the engine. Common applications range from passenger vehicles to heavy-duty on-highway trucks.
9. Where would I need charge air cooler hoses?
Any late-model diesel trucks equipped with turbochargers depend on charge air cooler (CAC) hoses connecting top-mounted air-to-air intercoolers to the intake manifold airflow. Heavy use vehicles like commercial transport trucks, agricultural equipment, construction machinery, and marine engines utilize CAC systems plus rugged reinforced silicone hoses able to endure extreme underhood conditions.
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