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Old 06-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #11
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I'm not really familiar with that system. If in fact those hoses are heat/AC an automotive cooling system would have a hard time getting coolant that high. There would have to be some sort of pump capable of creating lift. The engine water pump and most heater circulation pumps don't do that, all they do is circulate.They need to have the inlet flooded(they don't suck) If there isn't an electric pump somewhere between the engine and where those hoses are, the unit must have had a pump. And I would doubt that, it's easier to push water than to pull it

Typically the hose that comes off of the engine water pump is the discharge (going to the heater) If you only want heat, it would be better to mount a heater on the floor, making sure that it is below the level of the radiator tank. Since heat rises, and you mount the heater low it's more likely to heat the space better. Sure you can blow it down, but the more blow it around the faster it cools off.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #12
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There is a pump halfway between the engine and the back. Not a huge amount of fluid gets to the pump tho?
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:23 PM   #13
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Without a doubt the two cut hoses seen in your pic are A/C based on the thickness of the hose wall. Try blowing compressed air through the cut hoses and see if you get refrigeration oil or antifreeze shot back at you. BTW, antifreeze tastes sweet. Good luck!
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I know why I know this, just wondering how you do.

FYI. If it's part of a vehicle,liquid or metal. I have had it in my mouth, eyes, nose and ears at some point in time
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Just been at it a loooooong time.
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FYI. If it's part of a vehicle,liquid or metal. I have had it in my mouth, eyes, nose and ears at some point in time
YEP! My wife thinks I'm "special". Sidenote...an earful of gear lube feels GROSS!!
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FYI. If it's part of a vehicle,liquid or metal. I have had it in my mouth, eyes, nose and ears at some point in time
YEP! My wife thinks I'm "special". Sidenote...an earful of gear lube feels GROSS!!
Only when you push it in deeper trying to wipe it out with greasy fingers
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Hey Somewhere, I once had a Studebaker Avanti with its backwards opening hood. I had taken the car to a repair shop for a generator problem which took some time to solve (while the car was running). I noticed that the upper radiator hose had begun to swell and turned to let the mechanic know that the engine was overheating. Just as I opened my mouth to speak, the entire upper radiator hose fitting blew out of the radiator dumping the scalding antifreeze in my face (and into my mouth). I recieved 3rd degree burns to the face and everywhere my clothes touched my skin--around my sun glasses, t shirt collar, shoulder seams,arm pits, tighty whities elastic and the top of my socks Left a mark or two--oh well, Ya pays Ya money an' ya takes ya chances! I hope your method of discovering this little known fact was less tramatic than mine.
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Hey Somewhere, I once had a Studebaker Avanti with its backwards opening hood. I had taken the car to a repair shop for a generator problem which took some time to solve (while the car was running). I noticed that the upper radiator hose had begun to swell and turned to let the mechanic know that the engine was overheating. Just as I opened my mouth to speak, the entire upper radiator hose fitting blew out of the radiator dumping the scalding antifreeze in my face (and into my mouth). I recieved 3rd degree burns to the face and everywhere my clothes touched my skin--around my sun glasses, t shirt collar, shoulder seams,arm pits, tighty whities elastic and the top of my socks Left a mark or two--oh well, Ya pays Ya money an' ya takes ya chances! I hope your method of discovering this little known fact was less tramatic than mine.

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