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Silicone hose kits? #1493076
09/06/2014 23:56
09/06/2014 23:56
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Okay, so I'm going to replace some of the hoses on my engine when it's getting rebuilt like the water pipe at the back, but I thought, why not upgrade to silicone?
Found a few different silicone hose set on ebay, do any of these look worth it?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130963973295
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321071726110
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321071730596
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321071731910

Does anyone have any silicone hose kits fitted?
If so, any problems with them?
Any better kits available out there from other suppliers?
Which hoses other than the one at the back, should I really be looking at changing?

Yes, I do want them in black, I want them to look standard but be shinier.


Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493109
10/06/2014 08:49
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yes i have silicone hoses fitted, came on car when i bought her.... no problems so far with mine.

suggest you ensure you get decent jubilee clips when you do them for the sake of an extra few pence...

there is a company called ASH silicone hoses that may be of interest.

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493190
10/06/2014 18:53
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I used hi-grip clips when I changed my hoses .

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493199
10/06/2014 19:35
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I got mine from JBT. Good quality pipes and clips. Same price as the Venair 6 piece kit but you get the full 13 pipes!


Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: ] #1493202
10/06/2014 19:59
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Originally Posted By: Richie007
I got mine from JBT. Good quality pipes and clips. Same price as the Venair 6 piece kit but you get the full 13 pipes!

What are the 13 pipes and can he do them in black?

Originally Posted By: nismo
I used hi-grip clips when I changed my hoses .

Is hi-grip the manufacturer? or is it jsut the design?
Can I have a pic as an example? And where can I get them from?


Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493207
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Sorry 12 piece coolant hose kit. Comes in Black Red and Blue


Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493340
11/06/2014 11:28
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On thos kits it is missing the turbo water feed hose. Trust me this does go aswell.

Mine let go quite dramatically outside JBT's with the engine off.

I would go for a full kit from Countrycruising or JBT. Both can supply i believe.


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Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493375
11/06/2014 13:22
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There was a group buy a while ago from viper performance, I have one of their coolant hose kits and it's very good quality.


Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493407
11/06/2014 17:03
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Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493901
14/06/2014 20:15
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Got the kit from JBT, i'm very impressed with it, it's jsut what I wanted.

I really wanted to upgrade the pipes but I wanted to try and keep it looking as standard as possible, there's nothing wrong blue hoses and bright anodizing... but... for me it looks 'cheap' reminds me of the stuff I used to get from halfords.

I just want it to look new and clean and black silicone hoses are idea for keeping that look, also, they're unbranded which helps reduce the tackyness of them.

It will be a few weeks until they're fitted but once they are I will have pics.


Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493915
14/06/2014 20:57
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each to there own , I would rather have quality myself as you can't get better that viper performance .

I didn't know anyone did anodised hoses !!!

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: ] #1493923
14/06/2014 21:15
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Originally Posted By: nismo

I didn't know anyone did anodised hoses !!!


Did you never see those kits that halfords did? might have been daemon thieves but they were silicone hose kits that had anodized covers that went over the jubilee clips at the ends, so you couldn't seem the cheap clips rusting.


Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493924
14/06/2014 21:24
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With Stainless steel sheaves to cover the hoses , I get what your saying now , I had them on my fiesta rs turbo 20 years ago wink

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1493928
14/06/2014 21:45
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Oh and Hi-grip clips are a make and can be found on ebay .

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: ] #1493934
14/06/2014 22:24
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Originally Posted By: nismo
Oh and Hi-grip clips are a make and can be found on ebay .


YES... I see... believe it or not, quite a few of my clips are already those, they do hold really well and don't corrode easily. Never bought them myself, always had them left over from other projects I've done for my best friend Dan, he normally jsut buys a load of parts then turns up and asks me to fit them.

Once he had a 2.4 variable valved timed engine delivered to my house. turned up the next day asking me to fit it o.O'


Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518015
09/12/2014 14:34
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Did anyone bought these kits?
Air -> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321592288908?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Water -> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-COUPE-2-0...=item51a5bbd7f7

They are chinese, but maybe they are ok.
My car is 100% stock at the moment.

I have no money to spent, Christmas is coming laugh
If this kit is not so ok, I will wait and take a Viper Performarce.


Last edited by Gimmo; 09/12/2014 14:59.
Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518017
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Wait and buy the Viper set Gimmo, you won't be disappointed as I've found most cheap kits from Ebay to be pants.

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518019
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Thank you, I have just seen this video
Interesting video here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqEK9XdZ7KM

Viper seems to be very good and have correct price for the best quality.

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518020
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Silicone hoses are their business, and they're very good at it smile

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518049
09/12/2014 19:43
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Mine are 13 piece kits.I also no longer sell the 5+ seperate pipes to accommodate the missing pipes from other kits.

No brainer really,buy half a kit off other suppliers or buy a full kit for less money off myself or my eBay shop.
Full kit,lifetime warranty.

My supplier spent 8 years working for samco (hint hint) so knows his stuff.

As for clips,you want a large pressure to a small surface area,wide clips leak eventually.
Silicone is a much denser material over standard hoses so must be clamped down properly .

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518054
09/12/2014 19:58
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The Viper set is only for water..
http://www.viperperformance.co.uk/productsearch_hoses.php?xscId=9907

Any suggestion for air hoses?

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: ] #1518063
09/12/2014 20:33
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Originally Posted By: Gimmo
Any suggestion for air hoses?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Venair-Silicon...=p2056016.l4276

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518081
09/12/2014 22:16
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Have you considered metal air hoses as under intense air flow these won't collapse from the vacuumed effect on them...

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: ] #1518105
10/12/2014 03:46
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Originally Posted By: Gimmo
Did anyone bought these kits?
Air -> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321592288908?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Water -> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-COUPE-2-0...=item51a5bbd7f7

They are chinese, but maybe they are ok.
My car is 100% stock at the moment.

I have no money to spent, Christmas is coming laugh
If this kit is not so ok, I will wait and take a Viper Performarce.



I bought a set of these, absolute crap! Coolent was seeping through the silicone. Changed back to standard within a month.



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Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518136
10/12/2014 13:31
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Thanks for this infor dv89.
Forum power laugh

So, I will collect money to buy a good kit.

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518138
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Okay, so I finally went with the hose kit for JBT, it was GREAT, cant fault it, althoguh i got a garage to install it while doing an engine rebuild and they installed one pipe SO BADLY that the Axu belt cut through it.


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Link please?
Thanks laugh

Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518196
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Re: Silicone hose kits? [Re: Solouko] #1518207
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Great!
Thanks!


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