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Old 05-23-2007, 04:54 PM
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E500/M119 Water pump hose

Hi all,

I cannot seem to get the short 90 degree hose from the water pump to the thermostat installed. It is short, stiff, and my hands are bleeding away. After 3 hours of trying I cannot get it on. Any tips or advice - I'm desperate.

Thanks in advance.

Steve
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:50 PM
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Hi all,

I cannot seem to get the short 90 degree hose from the water pump to the thermostat installed. It is short, stiff, and my hands are bleeding away. After 3 hours of trying I cannot get it on. Any tips or advice - I'm desperate.

Thanks in advance.

Steve
Done this 10 times, Steve. The only way to do it [I know of] is to pull off the thermostat, put on the hose, then re-bolt up the therm. If anyone knows of a better way then I'm all ears
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:01 PM
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Thanks for the tip, but I got it done with lots of foul language and brute force. Hopefully there will be no more issues and I will not have to relive this nightmare!!
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:17 PM
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I just did it and all I used was silicon spray on the inside of the hose to help the hose slip over the fittings. As mentioned above, it does take a little force to slide the hose in, but it can be done.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:23 AM
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Yes, it is a PITA.

I just got the hose ends all slippery with coolant and muscled it on...bleeding knuckles are obligatory ! Done it twice actually on my M119...each time I forgot to install it on the thermo housing first which is probably the best/easiest way.
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