Setnev Posted November 7, 2017 Share Posted November 7, 2017 The weather is changing here in northern Arizona to the point where it's near freezing at night and mid to high 70s in the day time. This constant hot/cold cycle is taking a toll on my hose clamps. 3 out of the past 4 mornings, I go out to start my car and come out 10 minutes later and see some drippings on the ground directly under the radiator. It's only a couple ounces or so and within the threshold that I know the overflow tank will safely recover the loss. First it was the lower radiator hose connecting to the thermostat housing. It was loose about 3-4 turns. Then it was the upper hose where it connect to the coolant crossover and then this morning the upper hose to the radiator. The lower hose clamps were replaced with just regular hose clamps about a year ago. The upper clamps were loose almost to the point where I could move them. I checked/tightened all the clamps again this morning just to be sure I wouldn't have any further surprises on my 30 minute commute. All my hoses, radiator, and lower clamps are new as of last year. Any tips anyone can share on stopping the hose clamps from backing off? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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