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Old 01-04-2015, 10:52 AM   #1
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I upgraded to the Doorman aluminum elbows and yes I replaced the O rings before installation.
Notice how the O rings are compressed flat on the plastic ones that were leaking.


Here are the aluminum elbows that were installed and a picture of one that was installed. I couldn't get a clear picture the other one.



I also replaced the upper and lower radiator hoses. Getting to the lower hose clamps wasn't easy, but I got it done and now all is as it should be.
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I'm kinda wondering if the the newer style elbows will do the same thing with the o-rings. At least now you don't have to worry about the elbows breaking and spewing gallons of coolant all over the place.
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never had one that the oring part stayed together when trying to get it out. they all became a million pieces i had to fish out.
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I'm kinda wondering if the the newer style elbows will do the same thing with the o-rings. At least now you don't have to worry about the elbows breaking and spewing gallons of coolant all over the place.
I changed the O rings just to be on the safe side and didn't want to keep spending on antifreeze.

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never had one that the oring part stayed together when trying to get it out. they all became a million pieces i had to fish out.
It depends on how long they were installed in the vehicle. These were in for only a month that'* why they didn't break apart. A few years back the Dealer did my Lim under warranty and changed the elbows. Six months later I removed the tensioner to get to the steering pump, the O ring weren't flat and I just re installed the elbows with no leaks .
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but they did eventually leak? i put some black silicone on all the connections for insurance, nothing really holds those in so i figure it cant hurt
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but they did eventually leak? i put some black silicone on all the connections for insurance, nothing really holds those in so i figure it cant hurt
No, the dealers never leaked. The ones that leaked were from ZZP, one of the dealer elbows cracked while removing the old tensioner otherwise I would have reused it.
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Oh, never reuse those plastic ones!
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