On 4/19/06, Steven Trovato <email@example.com> wrote:
> Do any of you put anything on radiator hoses before installing
> them? I am looking for a way to keep hoses from seizing to the
> fittings, for easier removal. Of course, I don't want them to be so
> well lubed that they fly off by themselves. I have a boat that I
> disconnect hoses every fall to add coolant, and then reconnect them
> every spring for the boating season. It would be nice if I didn't
> have a wrestling match every fall. I also have some old cars on
> which I disconnect the lower radiator hose to drain the
> radiator. Yes, there's a drain, but it will probably snap off if I
> try to use it. Thanks.
I use little silicone grease if I remember, and have it handy. I have
a set of Snap-On hose removal picks that make getting hoses off very
easy. Stick the pick between the hose and the pipe, and work it
around. Saves a huge amount of effort on hoses that have been there a
long time. I haven't had to cut a hose off since I got them.