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Help needed bottom hose

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by SpaceDawg, Apr 2, 2013.

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  1. SpaceDawg

    SpaceDawg Active Member

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    Morning,

    Is there a knack to change the bottom radiator hose on a Disco 1 300TDI. I've had a quick look and the top is easy, couple of jubbly clips, but I can't really see how to get it off at the bottom, the disco is not on a ramp and I was peering down then up at it from near the steering guard.

    I don't really want to take it into the garage for what seems like an easy thing to do.

    Oh and I have to replace my exhaust, but that seems easy, I hope.

    Chris
     
  2. ruffday

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    Easy undo the clip then pull it off. Just like the top only in a differant place.
    If you are doing it from the top you can take the fan cowl out first so its easier to get at.
     
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    It also bound to be stuck to the rad outlet even after removing the clip. Mine will be a pain, i'm sill on the original and can just about get to the hose from underneath with a long screw driver to lever it off. :(
     
  4. SpaceDawg

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    Ok I'll have another look and get someone with long arms to help.
     
  5. Sheffield

    Sheffield Well-Known Member

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    The other way is to take the rad out with the hose still attached.
     
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    thebiglad Well-Known Member

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    Remember that the bottom hose is a bit like an octopus in that it's connected to the water pump, the header tank and the rad.


    Dave
     
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    I took my fan and the cowling out completely to give some extra room:)
     
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