Bottom rad hose replacement

regginblack

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Hey guys,
Have just changed my alternator setup from the abortion it once was to a proper RWD one on my 4age 16v, but
I've been having issues finding a bottom rad hose to suit it. Tried stock one and it didn't work as it fouled the alternator and came up short. I've now made a custom one using metal pipe and some bends but even with a spring inside it still kinks a bit from the top join to the metal pipe. While its doesn't block the pipe off it's significant enough for me to be concerned as when I do drive my car it's often on track and as hard as I can. Any suggestions for suitable rad hoses or do I just have to re make another custom setup?
 

regginblack

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I looked through supercheap rad pile, couldn't find it. The eBay ones should fit right? I'm unsure because I got one off a mate that was supposed to right for an ae86 and it didn't fit correctly as it fouled the alternator.
 

fergo308

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Fouling the alternator can depend on which thermostat housing you're using. my original JDM housing fit perfectly. I swapped to another one that had a sensor boss in it which holds a switch to trigger my thermo fans and the hose flange angle is slightly different - pointing it a tad lower,which makes the hose touch the alternator.
Trying another housing that sits higher is another option. Maybe do a wrecker run and find one off of something similar that will do the job.


Justin...