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Old 06-16-2014, 12:22 PM   #1
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clips for cooling system hoses

Does anyone know if you can buy just the metal clips for the hoses in our cooling system? It's no big deal if i have to buy the hose to get the clip, but I was just wondering.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:37 PM   #2
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No. The clips only come with the hose.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:00 PM   #3
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Thanks dude. What I figured. Knock-off return hose is like $20. Need to buy more coolant anyways.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
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Also, if anyone wants to see some ghetto rigged goodness, I've tied a circle tight around the connector of the hose, and then tied the rope tight to the back side of the expansion tank. Obviously just till I get new clips
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:27 PM   #5
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Maybe someone on here might have an old hose laying around they can mail you a clip or 2.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:33 PM   #6
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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I used a wire coat hanger and formed it like the original then used some marine silicone to hold it.
Works great.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:33 PM   #8
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Yup BMWCaptain graciously has sent me his. Thanks guys. And red, that is absolutely brilliant, I should've thought of that instead of the rope.
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