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Old 08-25-2003, 10:13 AM
sbourg sbourg is offline
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Oil in the cooling system destroys the hoses - causes them to 'sweat', and eventually to crack. When ours had the problem, I replaced all the hoses. With some oil still in the system, the new upper radiator hose started oozing, then failed - in a couple of weeks.

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