Gates HK14RB "high performance Coolant hose"

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dcorwin822
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Gates HK14RB "high performance Coolant hose"

Post by dcorwin822 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:54 am

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Picked these suckers up off of rockauto for less than picking up normal hoses. As per Gates website they are no longer being made.

These look beautiful, are really firm and look to hold there shape very well. Nice shade of blue that doesn't go with ANYTHING under the hood. They'll stick out like a sore thumb.

Remember to check your hoses periodically. I happened to have the upper hose off when I noticed the stock hose was starting to deteriorate internally. I also noticed the upper hoses were easy to flex compared to the hoses I just received.

Gates also shipped these with a sticker for the window. Rockauto shipped it with a cool fridge magnet.
help this isn't a ford and I'm lost.. :-(

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Post by 04R/T » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:09 am

Thanks for posting this, I just ordered a set from Rock Auto, $20 for a quality set of hoses, can't go wrong. :rockon:

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Post by NickKo » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:13 am

Are these the so-called 'EDPM' hoses ??

Good stuff !


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Post by r/tguy02 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:15 am

had mine on for years now and i love em!
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:01 am

:withstupid:

Mine are still like new.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by dcorwin822 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:40 pm

just finished a trip to the outerbanks with these. 13 hr non-stop (except for fuel up and potty breaks) and there holding like a CHAMP.


During the install these hoses fit very tightly giving them a feeling that these were made to be the best.
help this isn't a ford and I'm lost.. :-(

2008 Ford Focus SES 5-sp
2004 Neon SE ATX (g/f's)
(rip) 1994 Ford Escort LX 5-sp (died of rust)
(rip) 1991 Ford Escort LX 5-sp (died of rust)

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