top hose water leak

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top hose water leak

Post by rob381 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:52 pm

Hi guys, i noticed a couple of weeks ago that the top rad hose where it joins the metal pipe is dripping.I have seen it dripping onto the water pump, hose looks ok as does the metal pipe.Tried to find replacements for both but to no avail. Added another jubilee clip but still dripping. 04 plate GV 2.0 ltr petrol. Any advice as to where to locate such parts would be appreciated (dealer last resort ).
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Re: top hose water leak

Post by timwilks13 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:08 pm

Are you 100% its the hose you think it is? You can sometimes get surface corrosion where the rubber and metal meet, which can force a gap and let water out. I would start by draining the system, undoing and removing the culprit and giving the pipes a good clean with some wire wool or fine abrasive paper. Clean them and put them back on and test again.

Make sure your jubilee clips don't go over the lips on the metal pipe as they won't seal properly.
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Re: top hose water leak

Post by rob381 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:14 pm

Hi and thanks for the reply. I am 100% sure that its dripping from there because I stood and watched it dripp while the engine was running. Worth giving your suggestion a go, nothing to lose.
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Re: top hose water leak

Post by zook123 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:10 pm

I know you've said not main dealer, but i've picked up the bottom hose for my G13BB Jimny (similar to the 1600 Vitara) and it was £12 for the bottom and £18 for the top - and you know it's going to be quality.

You can get chingnesium copied in silicone, but they're never the perfect fit, and you can't guarantee they'll fit when they arrive!
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