Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:04 PM
I have a 1/2" metal bar with one-sided stick foam on the ends to protect the rubber hose, mounted to the radiator support under the hose to keep it away from the fan belt! I have an electric fan but the belt is what put a small slice in the hose for me. I replaced it to be safe and keep it for a spare because it wasn't deep I just worry about those things. Your fan shouldn't stick up that much that it hits the hose. Has the shroud been replaced or is it cracked? Forget about using a 90 deg housing, tried that and the hose won't line up. So do like Ron said and twist it a little and yes if I wasn't a Motorcraft nut my next choice would be Gates too!
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