So the last thing you need is to spend an arm and leg just to get a coolant hose to your turbocharged engine. Have you ever tried to buy some 3/8″ hose just to gasp when you saw the price sticker? No thanks, right?
Well, don’t make matters worse (and potentially dangerous) by purchasing cheaper hose that doesn’t stand up to your coolant – we’re looking at you, fuel injection hose and standard fuel hose!
Anyone who’s tried fuel injection hose for their coolant lines may have been satisfied for a few months, until that day they touched one while tinkering under the hood, and the hose disintegrated in their hands!
Next, if they were lucky, they were able to get the heck out of the way as hot coolant exploded all over the garage! This is actually a reported occurrence, not just hypothetical, and you know it had to happen more than once.
To avoid severe injury and severe poverty, try the following two inexpensive options for turbo coolant lines.
Bellowsflex hose is an excellent choice. It’s used for industrial use and plumbing, But it’s also built tough for extra high pressure fuel lines, automatic transmission hose and power steering hose. The phrase “industry standard” comes to mind.
In a nutshell, Bellowsflex hose is the most flexible and versatile hose for automotive, industrial and marine coolants, as well as fuel and water hoses. And it can take severe bending without kinking, no matter how hard you contort it to get the job done.
For a few extra bucks, get some Bellowsflex hose that is engineered with wire reinforcement, for extra protection. It’s guaranteed to do the job without breaking your bank.
You could also try Weatherhead multipurpose high-pressure hose, which is made for 300psi and 300 degrees. Sounds like tough stuff, right? Well, it is.
Whether cars or boats are your passion, you can’t go wrong with either of these choices for coolant hose.