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  1. ks03

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    On mine, I bought a 1/2” aluminum rod from Home Depot. Drilled a 3/32 hole down one end, then cut off about a half inch chunk, chamfered the ends a little with a file. Took the hose off the reservoir end, slid in my new restrictor.
    I’m guessing the hole through might be on the small side, but idk what the correct size is, but as long as it flows at all, I figure it does its job.
    Of course putting a loose item in your system is dangerous. Be certain anything used is trapped
     
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    That’s what is frustrating lol I spent probably double on this full aluminum one in hopes that I would prevent future problems from the plastic tanks on the OEM radiators. I have thought about emailing the manufacturer to let them know about the problem and maybe they could fix it for their radiators moving forward, but I’m sure it would be a waste of my time lol. Anyway, I put a hose clamp on the line today just to test it and make sure and sure enough, temp gauge moved up. I was really surprised at how much I had to tighten it, I got it pinched down pretty far and I still need to go a little more. I’m going to try and come up with a good solution to this and I will keep everyone updated with what I figure out. Thanks everyone for the input!!!
     
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    try the hose clamp with a bolt that way it can squeeze around the curved part of the bolt instead of just pinching the hose

    ***I have thought about an all aluminum one before but the shops say they all start leaking (eventually) and cost a lot to fix when they do.
     
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    I didn’t block it completely off, I figured it would be best to leave some sort of flow going through. Are you talking about if I removed the hose from the overflow completely?
     
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    no I mean insert a bolt between the hose and clamp, then tighten the clamp, when it tightens the hose will bend to the shape of the bolt making it more adjustable sort of (i think)
    just an idea
    even a round piece of plastic or wood dowel would work
     
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    Ah gotcha, yea I didn’t think about that, probably a good idea lol
     
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    i figure it's better then just squeezing the hose to eternity
     
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    For sure, definitely makes sense lol
     
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