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Post by roperdev » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:48 am

Hi,
Can anybody confirm if the water pipes passing through the car to the front rad,have to be metal ?.
Could I just use red silicon hose?
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Post by Duk » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:28 am

They don't have to be metal, anything will do aslong as it's resistant to the antifreeze/coolant and a bit of heat. I use a combination of silicon bends and oversize rubber heater hose
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Post by bazzateer » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:44 am

For a road car you can use anything really. For competition you'll need to consult the Blue book.
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Post by Richard Claydon » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:53 am

bazzateer wrote:For a road car you can use anything really. For competition you'll need to consult the Blue book.
Blue book says on page 145, Section J 5.10.1 - "Have any fluid lines or tubes carrying coolants through the driver/passenger compartment painted red, and if non-metallic to be internally or externally metal braided hydraulic pressure hose."

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Post by Duk » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:12 pm

Sorry didn't realise it was in the motorsport section :oops:
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Re: water pipes

Post by colin rooney » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:54 pm

pipe in the car should be 1 piece most people seem to use copper pipe i can make them in alloy not cheap but very lite

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Re: water pipes

Post by Turboimp » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:48 pm

metal best as it gets rid of some heat from the coolant on it's way through , Every little helps ! Imp009
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