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Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Stornoway Grey » Fri May 19, 2017 1:04 pm

Can anyone please recommend a supplier of coolant hose for the SE6a? At the MOT I was advised a couple are perished at the ends where jubilee clip is - they were supplied new from a club trader only 5 years ago so I would like to find an alternative supplier this time...
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri May 19, 2017 1:15 pm

I'd hazard a guess yours were the "Kevlar reinforced" ones? They do tend to have a fairly limited life unfortunately. :(
Silicone hoses are a much better alternative, and you have AFAIK two choices - QRG have now had silicone hoses custom made to suit the plumbing needs of the various models, or you can make your own using standard lengths and bends from people like ASH or Samco. Option 1 is probably the only choice if you want hoses as a straight swap, Option 2 is cheaper, but needs a little bit more work - up to you which route you take. :)


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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by ScimmyMike » Fri May 19, 2017 3:28 pm

Also try these, they make the correct hose sets for both essex and cologne engind GTE's and I'd buy as you need to spread the cost, 5 years from a kevlar reinforced hose is quite good going tbh


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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Stornoway Grey » Fri May 19, 2017 4:46 pm

Many thanks both, quick replies and really informative as always.
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Stornoway Grey » Fri May 19, 2017 5:32 pm

I have been on the phone to Mary at "Classic Silicon Hoses Ltd" who have a set called "Reliant Scimitar 3.0l V6 GTE 3". She is not sure which model this set will fit as someone recently reported a problem with the shape of the hoses - this might have been for a Coupe or a SE6 or SE6a model, she really cannot remember. Before I order a set at huge expense, has anyone else fitted this set to a SE6a with totally standard cooling setup please?
To add to the confusion this picture is Shown on their website as Reliant Scimitar 3.0l V6 GTE:
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And she emailed this different picture to me, called "Reliant Scimitar 6a set".
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri May 19, 2017 10:45 pm

The second set in the picture looks more like I would expect (I think the first one is Se5a?)

*Assuming* that the sizes are right (difficult to tell from a photo, obviously) then I reckon that set breaks down as follows:

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Where:

A = Water pump to bottom metal hose
B & C = Radiator hoses
D = Top Hose to thermostat housing
E = Heater to water pump
F = Thermostat housing to autochoke (this looks a bit more "bendy" than I remember, but may give more clearence to the dizzy)
G = Autochoke to heater
H = Thermostat housing to expansion bottle

Which should be what you need.


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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Stornoway Grey » Fri May 19, 2017 11:42 pm

Thanks yet again Roger. I will get under the car this weekend and have a look myself using your labelling, before I order it on Monday.
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by TomB » Fri May 26, 2017 11:11 pm

I'll follow this with interest, as I too need an SE6A set of hoses and was looking in the same place. I can't see anything in the photo that looks like it connects the output of the radiator to the thermostat housing though (unless D has been shot from a funny angle).

Please let me know how you get on as new hoses is one of many things that need doing!

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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by scimjim » Fri May 26, 2017 11:17 pm

Welcome Tom :-)

Stat housing is connected to a steel pipe by D. Other end of steel pipe is connected to rad by B or C (can't remember sizes offhand but I did take some pics when I fitted a set)

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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Terry H » Sat May 27, 2017 8:47 am

Other end of steel pipe is connected to rad by B or C (can't remember sizes offhand
38mm 90 degree reducer to 35mm. Just had to cut mine off to get my rad out so I could remove the steering rack to send up to Mark for rebuild. Sent for a replacement pipe from here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221476401897? ... EBIDX%3AIT as I've bought from them before.
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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Stornoway Grey » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:47 pm

Just as an update - there has been a delay at Classicsiliconhoses relating to a family issue but we are back on track now. I have ordered a full set with 3 week lead in so should have them and fitted before end June.



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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:51 pm

Could have had them next day from the Club traders - I hope they're considerably cheaper?


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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Oxymoron » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:45 pm

I was in Kettering today on business and bought a couple of silicone hoses from QRG, as they keep them in stock.

Bought a few other bits and pieces for my SE6a whilst I was there too!


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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Stornoway Grey » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:37 am

Without going into detail, I have spent a lot of money on sub-standard parts from one club trader over the past 10 years. I am not keen on pouring good money after bad so I now try and source elsewhere whenever possible.



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Re: Coolant Hose - SE6a

Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:46 am

scimjim wrote:Could have had them next day from the Club traders - I hope they're considerably cheaper?
they quoted me over £400 for a silicone set for a GTC with stainless clips...... with a 6 week wait.......


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