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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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radiator hoses

ok dumb question but thought I would ask, does it matter which hose goes to the top and which goes to the bottom? Its a 96 LT1 cause it would be a lot easier in my car if I could do it "backwards"
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The way you worded the question is a little confusing. If you mean keeping the same locations on the water pump and changing the orientation on the radiator, don't do it! I wouldn't mess with the cooling system design, I'm assuming its made that way for a reason. If you mean swapping hoses all together but keeping the same configuration, then sure it will work, but why would you need to?

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Its best to put the radiator hoses back the way they came off (i guess thats what your asking..?)
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I have the LT1 in a 93 rx7 so I don't know how it came lol. Right now I have the upper one on the water pump going to the upper on the radiator (which is on the opposite side) and the lower on the radiator going to the lower on the motor. It runs fine, but would be easier if I could swap them and someone said I could but I don't trust them too much. can the upper on the motor go to the lower on the radiator and vis versa?


Sorry for being confusing it is hard to word lol
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You're talking about changing the flow through the radiator. So I would have to say no. Rubber hoses are cheap, and they come in all kinds of pre-made forms. Go to the store and pick out some hoses that will work for your application, but in the stock configuration.

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You're talking about changing the flow through the radiator. So I would have to say no. Rubber hoses are cheap, and they come in all kinds of pre-made forms. Go to the store and pick out some hoses that will work for your application, but in the stock configuration.
yeah my hoses work, they just are crammed with the intake and such. I am just trying to verify what someone told me.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 09:47 PM
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Thermostat line is always at the top. Return always at the bottom.
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