International Full Size Jeep Association
Home Forums Reader's Rigs Tech Library Trail Stories FSJ-List
International Full Size Jeep Association  

Go Back   International Full Size Jeep Association > Tire Kickin' > General FSJ Tech

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-05-2005, 03:07 PM
J10-401's Avatar
J10-401 J10-401 is offline
Bleedin' Gasoline
 
Join Date: Oct 01, 2005
Location: San Fernando Valley
Posts: 1,951
Post

This is the third heater hose that has split open in the last month. They have all been Goodyear stock. Maybe I just got some bad/old stock from the stores? Or is it the same reason I won't buy their &%$#@#$%* tires. Years of bad experience.

I can understand a molded AMC hose eventually wearing out. But a heater hose that almost never gets coolant flow here in SoCal! No excuse for that. I think I'll look into silicon hose.

[ December 05, 2005, 09:07 PM: Message edited by: J10-401 ]
__________________
\'84 J10 Pioneer -- Edelbrock headers, Intake. MSD 8778 Ignition. MC 4-bl carb. 1970 "319" 51-CC heads. Comp cam. 401/727 B&M truck-shifter (floor), 3.73:1 gears. 31\"x12.5\"x15 ProComp A/T tires on M/T Classic II 15x10 wheels. Rear swaybar. Bucket seat conversion & redone interior. Interior roll bar and 4-point harnesses.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-05-2005, 03:10 PM
GED's Avatar
GED GED is offline
Grease Monkey
 
Join Date: May 20, 2002
Location: Grenoble, France, Europe
Posts: 473
Post

The heater hose always get coolant flow. It's just the heat from the heater gets diverted instead of being sent in the cabin. The coolant flow is constant.

Maybe yours came from an old stock, and the rubber is brittle?

Got mine from:
http://www.teamgrandwagoneer.com/cgi...ry=heater+hose
and they have lasted a month so far.
__________________
Gilles-Eric
"La Goulue", '89 GW, reman. stock 360 with MSD6D & TBI, 727/229, 131K miles, 31x10.5 BFG AT.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-05-2005, 03:59 PM
illegalFSJ illegalFSJ is offline
Bleedin' Gasoline
 
Join Date: Jun 03, 2002
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 2,143
Post

Are you routing the hose too close to the exhaust manifold? There's supposed to be a bracket on the passenger side inner fenderwell that holds both hoses to the fenderwell to ensure that they stay far, far away from the exhaust manifold.
I've noticed that this bracket sometimes dosen't make it back onto FSJs after hose replacements.
__________________
"Well, what gears do you have? If you have 2.72s in there still, a blown big block with jesus himself working the gas pedal couldnt get the rear tires to slip." -Mavawreck

1977 J10, shortbed, 360, T18a 4-speed, D20, 32\" A/T tires, Warn hubs - Forest Service Green
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-06-2005, 05:47 AM
J10-401's Avatar
J10-401 J10-401 is offline
Bleedin' Gasoline
 
Join Date: Oct 01, 2005
Location: San Fernando Valley
Posts: 1,951
Post

Hoses are routed up and with care not to rub on anything. I learned about the battery tray edge wearing through the heater hose already. The first two split about an inch back from hose clamps. This last one developed a pin hole about 4 inches above the back of manifold connection. It's not touching anything there.

It must be old stock hose. Only had it on the truck for a few months. I'm not sure about the bracket. I'll look tonight.
__________________
\'84 J10 Pioneer -- Edelbrock headers, Intake. MSD 8778 Ignition. MC 4-bl carb. 1970 "319" 51-CC heads. Comp cam. 401/727 B&M truck-shifter (floor), 3.73:1 gears. 31\"x12.5\"x15 ProComp A/T tires on M/T Classic II 15x10 wheels. Rear swaybar. Bucket seat conversion & redone interior. Interior roll bar and 4-point harnesses.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
corner corner