Dumb: Why does my lower radiator hose keep slipping off?
This is really bugging me. My old lower rad hose popped off after a long trip, when I parked the car. I reattached it ( band/screw clamp) and figured it was a fluke. It happened again. Then again. Bought a new hose. Same thing.
The radiator outlet has a rubber soft grommet or something up against the tank wall. It's as if the hose is being slowly forced off the end of the outlet. If I really crank down on the clamp, you can already see the end of the hose creeping away from the tank. What the heck is going on? The outlet looked in pretty good condition, but it does seem like it's "loose" inside the rubber grommet that goes through the tank wall. When tightened up, nothing leaks, until it blows!
Does this sound like a blown head gasket? Over pressurizing the coolant system? (please no, please no, please no)
Former A.C.E.S. #06507
68 Convertible (rising from the ashes of neglect)