Silicone water hoses for the BX valver

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Post by frog » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:38 pm

I need to send another follow-up email about it, haven't for a few months.
I'm still very happy with the rest of the hoses!

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Post by dougaldog » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:37 pm

I spoke to Stewart around the middle of January who hoped to have these ready by the middle of this month.

I was going to give him a call next week as I've a set of oil hoses with him as well.

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Post by frog » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:40 pm

I should be receiving my replacement hose soon, finally got around to emailing Steward, who was a real gent.

Had to use the bottom hose this week before our annual Grand Display of French Cars as the existing hose was kaput. The replacement fit perfectly.

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Post by bearwil » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:29 pm

I received the missing hose a couple of months ago. So I'm very happy with Stu's service.
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Post by frog » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:25 pm

Replacement hose is received and installed so the car is back on the road. Not fun getting the original hose clamp off the old hose at the heater matrix.

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Post by frog » Tue May 14, 2013 2:09 am

Hi all,

I have a question for those who have fitted the hoses and have an Airconditioned valver.

When I fitted the hoses I strapped down hose 14 nice and tight with around 5 mm clearance from the aircon pulley. This is a fair bit less than standard as the silicone pipes have a larger external diameter.

I was removing my heater piping today to bypass it (another story) and noticed that my hose 14 has two little groves in it from the aircon pulley. I hadn't anticipated how much the bottom of the engine comes forward under load.

Now I had already strapped the hose in as best as and tight as I can see able, how have others done it?

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Post by frog » Sun May 19, 2013 10:37 pm

I had another look at this and decided to tie hose 14 to hose 6 near where 6 joins the radiator. This has moved hose 14 up and away from the pulley which should fix the problem I had.

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This is how it was routed when it rubbed, sans the white ties. It now sits a bit higher and more in under the radiator.

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Post by michael16v » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:12 am

Would you believe after almost 3 years I am finally going to fit the silicone hoses to an engine I am rebuilding. So I have tried to fit these hoses and find, as others have, that hose to fit where No 10 in the diagram is, will not fit. I have a 90 degree silicone hose where it needs to have a "S" sort of shaped hose. Looking back through this thread it appears that a replacement hose was made - Yes?
What was the outcome for others? Is there a hose for this position? I would like to get it before I fit the engine.
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PS. Overhauled engine and fitting the hi-compression (for Australia) pistons, and one of Peter T's cams. Hope to finish it in a few weeks as I am doing a few other jobs to the engine bay area with the engine out.

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Post by michael16v » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:53 am

Got a reply from Stew, and he is sending over a replacement hose. Great service, thanks Stewart.
Now to start the process of taking out the old engine and fit the new one. Looking forward to the hours on my back on the concrete floor - NOT!

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Post by djoptix » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:33 pm

Be interested to hear your thoughts on the cam.
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Post by frog » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:09 pm

My car has a 10.8:1 CR and a Peter T stage one cam, Very lively.

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Re: Silicone water hoses for the BX valver

Post by MoRtYMer » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:50 pm

I've received my kit today, but I have a question. I have 11 hoses and not 12 as is referenced on the site.

With the complications with one of the hoses, is now 11 hoses the correct number?

I can't check it correctly on my car because I don't have the metal tube (labeled 8, on the citroen diagram) that goes behind the engine and around the HP pump. I'll have to try and find one, or make one, probably in cooper, so until then I can't make sure based on my car.
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Re: Silicone water hoses for the BX valver

Post by frog » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:20 am

You should have twelve hoses, have a look back on page 11. There is a picture of the set, albeit with the incorrect hose 10. You should be able to tell which one you're missing.

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Re: Silicone water hoses for the BX valver

Post by MoRtYMer » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:04 pm

I've taken a picture from my 3 hoses that should be E, F, G and J from the picture in page 11. All other hoses are correct in my kit.

So in my picture I have from my smaller hoses, I believe the top hose is the J (11), the lower the E or F, and the middle one I don't know what it is, and then I believe there is missing one more.

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Re: Silicone water hoses for the BX valver

Post by Vanny » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:06 pm

I think the middle one is the replacement hose for number 10, which as you can see looks nothing like the drawing.

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