Going over the coolant supply system in the Colt, and want to upgrade from standard coolant hose.
I have found many variations on the standard hose type, and althought a longer service life from an EPDM or similar rubber hose sounds good, I am either going to wrap the hose nearest the turbo/exhaust or I am going to install silicone hose in it's place.
Has anyone found a good silicone coolant hose (reinforced I assume?) that works well with our system pressure and close proximity to a turbo?
I have considered the aluminized wraps (sticker or velcro) for the hose, but am unsure which way to go.
I don't want to buy a 25' roll and local suppliers ask questions or say things like, "Why do you need a special type of hose ....." .... " We only sell trans cooler hose, not coolant specific hose ..... it is all we sell for hoses"
So close to banging head on wall ... see diagram above head on wall.
My local supplier (same province anyways) of by the foot sells push lock hose, the super stiff stuff. Would that work well, and then use a high automatic type tension clamp on the hose? Can't get away with spring clamps anymore, but I am considering it if nothing else works and traditional hoses.
Also considering this product which activates and forms a memory sealed band around your hose end:
Gates Power Grip Clamps
I think you guys see where I am going with this.