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    Stupid Radiator Hose '85 K100

    1985 K100 project is coming along great but I am now scratching by bald head.What engineer puts a hose thru an engine cover.It was hard enough pulling the hose out of the right side cover but after powder coating it I now have to put it back.How does everyone do this? Maybe put hose in nylon sock and pull it thru...????
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    Hmmm.

    I don't recall that it was difficult - just 'folded' the hose and put it through - there seemed to be enough room to make it easy - they seemed to allow for thermal and pressure expansion so it wasn't hard to do.

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    Yep, ya gotta fold it. Instead of trying to push this "O" through, try pushing this "U" through.

    If it is stiff and not pliable, it would probably be better to get a new one. After all, it is 28 years old.


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    Besides folding it, try a little soapy water before insertion.
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    I beg to differ....the radiator hoses on BMWs that I have met so far were all quite smart.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSimon View Post
    I beg to differ....the radiator hoses on BMWs that I have met so far were all quite smart.....
    OMG...is must be BMW humor.
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    Before I read this,as soon as I got home from work I had done just what was suggested.Fold it into a U and slide up.Hoses were replaced in 06 by prior owner after he spent over $6000 getting road worthy
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Yep, ya gotta fold it. Instead of trying to push this "O" through, try pushing this "U" through.

    nIf it is stiff and ot pliable, it would probably be better to get a new one. After all, it is 28 years old.


    Sometimes stiff is good....
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    I did not have any problems with stiffness when I was 28.
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    Stupid Radiator Hose

    At 50, I am stiff in a totally different way. .... Sorry couldn't resist.
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    What have I started ?
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    Definitely fold it and use silicone spray. Silicone spray works great on assembly of rubber parts, especially things like the 2 rubber bushings that slide into the brackets on the belly pan of a K75s. Get a can, you won't regret it.

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    I have used Armor-all with great success
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    Please read: http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...r-thread-title! - I've added that info to your thread title. Thanks for your cooperation in making the forum more useful for people searching for the same info later on..
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    At 62 years old, I still don't have a stiffness problem. But if it should ever happen, I'll try to remember the fine advice here.... fold it into a U shape and either use a silicone spray or soapy water.
    P.S. Has anyone ever tried using a Radiator clamp?
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