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    Leaking Coolant

    As I was removing all the air hoses to get to the supercharger I noticed some coolant on the bottom of the hull. Tracing the drip to the hose where it connects to the rideplate ( see pics) I am pretty sure its just leaking from the hose clamp. Is this common and what would the best fix be?? I was thinking of jsut adding another clap under or above the one thats there.
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    YES!!!!
    that is very common.
    carefully cut off the old clamp with heavy duty snips, or a dremel.
    then put on a new stainless steel worm gear style clamp.
    open the clamp and wrap it around the hose, then tighten.
    you DO NOT want to pull the hose off the remove/replace the old clamp.
    if you doo, you will drain lots of antifreeze!!!!

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    you can easily squeeze the spring clamp with pliers, then push it down off teh rubber hose completely, then cut it safely.
    looks liek your hoses could be pushed a bit farther onto the hose barb.
    push them all teh way down before putting on worm gear clamp

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    Quote Originally Posted by lextoy View Post
    YES!!!!
    that is very common.
    carefully cut off the old clamp with heavy duty snips, or a dremel.
    then put on a new stainless steel worm gear style clamp.
    open the clamp and wrap it around the hose, then tighten.
    you DO NOT want to pull the hose off the remove/replace the old clamp.
    if you doo, you will drain lots of antifreeze!!!!

    Ya I dont want to remove the hose for sure. Should that hose be farther down. It looks like I got 1/2inch more it could go on.

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    ha, you beat me to it. Ill get some clamps in the morning

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