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Reuse of clamps for 3rd radiator install


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I accidentally re-used the clamps for the radiator hoses instead of using the threaded hose clamps. Is this OK? I haven't finished the job yet but the radiators are already bolted back on and I'd rather not go back in there. The initial leak test showed no leaks.

Thanks.

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Porsche recommends that whenever a spring type clamp is removed (anywhere on the car) to replace it with the screw type hose clamp. If it is not leaking then you are likely okay (for now). If you do develop leaks then you will want to use the screw type hose clamps to fix the leak.

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Thanks...I'm leaving them for now.

One more question....in another post you say the third radiator should have a slight angle up. Do you have a better view of the orientation of the two mounting bracket halves? For me, the passenger side top grommet is popping out of the hole because the hose barely reaches the radiator. Maybe I have the top bracket backwards?

Thanks again.

Jake

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It bleeds air out of the system without letting the coolant out. Cup cars actaully run with this open all the time.

Why wouldn't we run it open all the time? Can anything bad happen? I had it open today when I drove it. BTW.....my water temp was much better. The highest it got was in the middle of the '0' in '180'. It used to go over the 3/4 mark. I tested it on a long, curvy uphill at about 100 degrees outside temp (with my A/C on).

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The last time I had mine serviced they left the bleeder open, I didn't notice for weeks including a few track days.:).

Had mine at the DE this weekend, ambient temps around 100F, the car temp never went past the "0", usually between the "8" and "0". Typically the car would run a notch past this. So I think the radiator helped the car cool 10-15 degrees. Overall, I give this upgrade a 7.5/10.

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The last time I had mine serviced they left the bleeder open, I didn't notice for weeks including a few track days.:).

Had mine at the DE this weekend, ambient temps around 100F, the car temp never went past the "0", usually between the "8" and "0". Typically the car would run a notch past this. So I think the radiator helped the car cool 10-15 degrees. Overall, I give this upgrade a 7.5/10.

I guess mine was hitting the middle of the 'zero' in 180 because I had the A/C on. Hopefully I'll be OK when I drive through Death Valley this week. B)

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