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Old 05-22-2019, 11:50 AM
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How in the world did you guys inserted the spring into the coolant hose? I am thinking about searching a smaller diameter. Unless one of you lets me see the light. And don't point out the manual / plier thing: that didn't work after 3 cm.
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Old 05-22-2019, 12:17 PM
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All,
How in the world did you guys inserted the spring into the coolant hose? I am thinking about searching a smaller diameter. Unless one of you lets me see the light. And don't point out the manual / plier thing: that didn't work after 3 cm.
Are you certain you were trying to rotate the spring in the proper direction?

When rotated the proper way, the spring will naturally get smaller in diameter and get be pushed through the hose while it is being turned.
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:39 PM
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Yep, I'm sure. The spring thread is quite thick, it's diameter hardly gets smaller. Couldn't get it any further than some 2"
thanks for your quick reaction!
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:03 PM
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Without raising eyebrows... how about trying some lubricant? Perhaps soapy water solution and rinse once spring is fully inserted.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:47 PM
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I just heated the pipes with hot water out of the hot water tap and they went in by hand with no pliers and no twisting. The water also acted as a lubricant.
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:55 PM
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I used dishwasher soap and flushed the line afterward.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:38 PM
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Slightly bend inward the leading point of the spring so it doesn't dig into the tubing wall as the spring is rotated.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:00 PM
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Might help, but if the point digs in, you're turning it the wrong way...
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