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Water Pipes Time to replace?

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Hally, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. Hally

    Hally Member

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    Everyone, Just wanting your opinion. I'm doing a hose replacement and have pulled the plastic pipes, The ends look kinda ok although one does have some perforation. One looks like it has cracked the end and crept out, but I don't have an reference pics.

    Opinions appreciated
    Pics here
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/tKgP3hFuxQnzjWdw5

    If you can't see the photos le me know.

    Cheers
    Hally
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Nope.
    I can’t see the pics.

    I had trouble on my previous T3 and once the end let go I couldn’t fix it.
    Needed to be changed.

    Bite the bull it and bullet and it some new pipes in
     
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  3. Hally

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  4. Hally

    Hally Member

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    How's that now
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I think Geoff @Wattie had a great solution, in getting a local fabricator to just bend up some new pipes.

    Hopefully, he’ll post more details. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Luckyphil

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    Or get some S/S ones from JustKampers, bit expensive but wont ever fail.
     
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  7. Grantus

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    I thought Geoff sorted a local exhaust place, to bend up some SS ones, for a very reasonable cost...... or has my memory failed me? :eek:
     
  8. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    No your memory is intact, he did have them bent up & it was cheap too, less than $150 from my frail memory. I have a set of pipes I saved from a parts van and have the intention to get some made from them but havnt got to that project yet.
     
  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Better get a cheaper “bulk buy” price, and add two sets for me, when you get around to it.

    Bender set up costs for each bend, is most of the charge. ;)
     
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  10. Barry

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    @Hally

    That first pic doesn’t look healthy to me.
    Seems to be a fair amount of pitting there

    What I meant is the steel inserts get loose in the pipe and once that happens the water comes out.

    I replaced that van with some NOS pipes but I now have some stainless steel pipes in my new van.

    If you van is a keeper and you obviously have the pipes out - so labour isn’t the issue, I would be changing the pipes
     
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  12. Andy.

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    I did a batch of pipes for the Syncro not that long ago, doing 10 sets the cost came in only marginally cheaper than buying in from over seas plus freight.
    https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/front-to-rear-coolant-pipes-late-petrol.html

    They were locally made in Brisbane in stainless with raised/rolled end to prevent the hose clamps from slipping off. I made them in two pieces as the SS does not bend like the plastic ones. I also used the factory style spring clamps.
    I looked at doing a set for the 2WD, but did not seem worthwhile.

    If your coolant pipes are otherwise in good condition, there is this repair kit also
    https://www.gowesty.com/product/cooling-system-/3643/coolant-pipe-repair-kit-?v=
     
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  13. Hally

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    Thanks everyone.
    Would anyone know anyone in Eastern suburbs of Melbourne who would do this? VW Heritage do the pipes as well as a few others, but the freight kills it.

    As always. This jub started off as, Lets just get rid of those scrunchy hoses.......There's a rabbit burrow I new I was going to have to go down at some stage...So here I am.

    When I lived in the UK. My nieghbor fixed me up with some 1000 PSI fuel delivery hose and some very nicely turned connectors by his apprentices. Fixed Club Joker nicely (gee I miss that van :( )
     
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