Silicone hoses for 4200 / GS

BL330

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I had a major coolant loss this week, and had to have my car towed home from work after hours.
Don't know which hose let go, so I've ordered the lot. At 14 years and 160,000 km it is obviously time.
I have just emailed Roose Motorsport in the UK and offered to send my original set to them so they can make our model available.
They have the 3200GT set advertised.
Let's see if they will take up my offer, or if they need a guaranteed purchaser for the first set.
 

TimR

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Seem to recall Newton wen through this whole scenario with his first 4200 but it was all for nought...
A quality silicon hose kit would be a boon for our cars imo...
 

midlifecrisis

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I emailed Roose about a GT hose set. They wanted me to send them every hose on the car for them to match up. Bit of a no go for a serviceable car bar 4 inches of 25mm hose in the Vee. But I cannot advocate more that silicone hoses with at least 3 plies are the best for these cars. The stuff Maserati used is OK for Fiats but not top end cars. Below is a picture of blue silicone against OEM. 60250
 

TimR

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The very reason I said "quality"...
Silicon hoses , even when they try matching them with OEM, will often not fit where space is tight.
I'll never buy budget again. I ve done this on many a bike, and even using premium brands, had to resort to mixing OEM hose where the silicon equivalents are simply too fat for the space available...
If (Roose or whoever) are serious about it they need the application physically in front of them, to understand where the hoses are going... Surely this is the only way they can guarantee a fit. I hate buying cr4p that doesnt work...