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Old 08-19-2017, 11:01 PM
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Default upper rad hose filler neck/rad cap

for you guys that have a rad hose that loops up higher than the rad cap for whatever reason, you need a filler/bleeder at the highest point so there isnt any air in the system.
IMG_6622 by Joe Doh, on Flickr


I found a filler neck with a rad cap from a 2003 Dodge durango V8 that comes with clamps for about $21 (cheaper online) Dorman 902-305 Upper Radiator Hose Coolant Filler

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remember to buy a higher pressure rad cap for your rad, I used a 20psi cap on the rad and the original 16 psi cap on the filler neck. it also works with the recovery system if you have one.
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:02 AM
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Probably not anything electrical on that device to fail, but If the name is "Dorman" on an electrical part, I'll pass, Thank you very much!

Autozone sells that brand and I deal with them alot, but just about every electrical device I built my truck with has failed. I went thru 2 headlight switches, 2 ignition switches, several simple toggles that all failed in normal use.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:51 AM
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I did this when I turned a "cross" flow rad into a "down" flow and the cap was at an awkward angle.
It looks like you had enough room to raise your rad and eliminate the bad hose angle but its only a pic. lol
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:45 AM
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smallfoot, I got mine at autozone so it wasnt a dorman part, you can always go to your local parts counter and tell them 2003 dodge durang0 with a v8 and get one off the shelf. or use the dormsan part tp cross reference on rockauto etc.

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It looks like you had enough room to raise your rad and eliminate the bad hose angle but its only a pic. lol

nope, the fan would have chopped the lower hose up. even the 19x22 I had in there first would have hit the fan blades.
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