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Coolant Hose - SE6a

Postby Stornoway Grey » Fri May 19, 2017 1:04 pm

Can anyone please recommend a supplier of coolant hose for the SE6a? At the MOT I was advised a couple are perished at the ends where jubilee clip is - they were supplied new from a club trader only 5 years ago so I would like to find an alternative supplier this time...
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Postby Roger Pennington » Fri May 19, 2017 1:15 pm

I'd hazard a guess yours were the "Kevlar reinforced" ones? They do tend to have a fairly limited life unfortunately. :(
Silicone hoses are a much better alternative, and you have AFAIK two choices - QRG have now had silicone hoses custom made to suit the plumbing needs of the various models, or you can make your own using standard lengths and bends from people like ASH or Samco. Option 1 is probably the only choice if you want hoses as a straight swap, Option 2 is cheaper, but needs a little bit more work - up to you which route you take. :)
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Postby ScimmyMike » Fri May 19, 2017 3:28 pm

Also try these, they make the correct hose sets for both essex and cologne engind GTE's and I'd buy as you need to spread the cost, 5 years from a kevlar reinforced hose is quite good going tbh
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Postby Stornoway Grey » Fri May 19, 2017 4:46 pm

Many thanks both, quick replies and really informative as always.
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Postby Stornoway Grey » Fri May 19, 2017 5:32 pm

I have been on the phone to Mary at "Classic Silicon Hoses Ltd" who have a set called "Reliant Scimitar 3.0l V6 GTE 3". She is not sure which model this set will fit as someone recently reported a problem with the shape of the hoses - this might have been for a Coupe or a SE6 or SE6a model, she really cannot remember. Before I order a set at huge expense, has anyone else fitted this set to a SE6a with totally standard cooling setup please?
To add to the confusion this picture is Shown on their website as Reliant Scimitar 3.0l V6 GTE:
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And she emailed this different picture to me, called "Reliant Scimitar 6a set".
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Postby Roger Pennington » Fri May 19, 2017 10:45 pm

The second set in the picture looks more like I would expect (I think the first one is Se5a?)

*Assuming* that the sizes are right (difficult to tell from a photo, obviously) then I reckon that set breaks down as follows:

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Where:

A = Water pump to bottom metal hose
B & C = Radiator hoses
D = Top Hose to thermostat housing
E = Heater to water pump
F = Thermostat housing to autochoke (this looks a bit more "bendy" than I remember, but may give more clearence to the dizzy)
G = Autochoke to heater
H = Thermostat housing to expansion bottle

Which should be what you need.
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Postby Stornoway Grey » Fri May 19, 2017 11:42 pm

Thanks yet again Roger. I will get under the car this weekend and have a look myself using your labelling, before I order it on Monday.
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