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Old 01-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #91
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im curious as well especially since if it works, this thread will help alot of people especially since you've already done the research on the hoses.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:31 AM   #92
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??????????????

I don't get why you don't buy a couple of hose inserts and cut the pipe up, insert hose insert and spin it round as needed? The jubilee clips are hardly gonna be intrusive either, or if you want just add some gasket sealant to the hose inserts and use the original honda hose clips

Or, just buy some flexible silicone hoses, they bend really well and are usually in one metre lengths so problem solved?
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #93
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cause he's from the Utah.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #94
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cause he's from the Utah.
is that where hot water bubbles up in ice cold lakes
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:31 PM   #95
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i'm not a specialiste, but i think it has to do with the heat exchange in a radiator... There must be a reason, because all setups are like that. Infeed in the bottom of the rad, exit at the top....

No this is wrong... Sorry. Coolant flows from top to bottom according to the internet. Meaning tha thermostat is the entry point, meaning the bottom goes to the thermostat housing.

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Old 03-11-2012, 02:22 PM   #96
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Sorry guys, but monkey has it right. The coolant flows the other way; Backwards to what you would expect. The coolant actually flows from the bottom hose INTO the thermostat housing, down the metal pipe behind the motor, to the water pump at the other end. The radiator works like all rads do; coolant flows in at the top and out at the bottom. if you want your temp sensor to read the hot water, that will be the top hose, where coolant exits from the head. This is how it works: The thermostat gets heated by coolant from the small "U" shaped hose that comes from the head, (out of the intake manifold flange fitting); the pump circulates the coolant from that hose, back into the block and back around again, until the thermostat opens, letting in coolant from the lower radiator hose, thus allowing water to start moving through the radiator and cylinder head end-outlet. I have see pics on this forum where guys have installed the thermostat hose going to the top of the radiator. It will probably over heat that way unless the radiator is full to the top of the filler neck. cooled water should always flow out the bottom of the radiator, to the block, in this case, into the thermostat, instead of out of it, like most other engines. You might think that cooled water hitting the thermostat, would close it, and it would, except for the hot coolant coming from the smaller head hose, keeps it open. It works.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:29 PM   #97
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Standard roundnose rad with some of it tucked away is always gonna be playing catch up compared to a normal full on ram air rad like in a normal car so I'd be more inclined to let gravity do its thing as nature intended as your gonna need to move coolant - and fast
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:26 PM   #98
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whats the mistery?? you all run them, thers a proven way,isent there??
simple,,with that your rads are to high arnt they??
i feel like a fool for saying it, my fingers trembeld on the keybourd,
kams car made it to germany and back[proof]
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He's not trying to flow the coolant a different way through the engine just the wrong way through the rad. Don't know if it matters being pressurised system but I'd have thought gravity would be giving it assistance from top to bottom.
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The quote above is to show what way it flows through the rad not the engine, I don't even think its possible to reverse the engine flow???

The rad will work in reverse it just won't be efficient and with these builds you need the rad to be on top of its game, also there is no advantage doing it that way, you end up with hoses crossing one another and you still need to fit the fan, much easier just to keep it hooked up as normal not just for efficiency but also room for anything else that might be installed around there
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #101
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The hoses do not cross and it would be beyond easy to fit the fan. I am going to go back and get new hoses and route it the right way but it's not from any of the opinions in this thread. The only theoretical fact that I could gain from anyone Is this:

"No effect on cooling but if the level drops below the top hose the system will run dry. Thats the only negative I can think of."

The pump is well capable of pushing the coolant opposite direction through the radiator.

I will post the correct hose numbers when I get some time.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #102
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is that where hot water bubbles up in ice cold lakes
Yeah I'm pretty sure heat rises here. Not sure where your from...
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There was never any advantage doing it that way anyway, if we are paying say 100 dollars for some custom hoses and you found these off-the-shelf hoses for 10 dollars but only downside was the flow through the rad then fair enough but you would've been better off just paying a few extra dollars and getting some custom ones or some flexible silicone ones

Hopefully you can find some other off-the-shelf ones that will fit it the right way, they might be a pain to find but that will definitely help others out, good luck
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if we are paying say 100 dollars for some custom hoses and you found these off-the-shelf hoses for 10 dollars but only downside was the flow through the rad then fair
Thats exactly why.
I'll find new ones, don't worry.
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Yeah I'm pretty sure heat rises here. Not sure where your from...
i like playing drums on top my subaru naked in the snow,
im not sure what planet im from eather lol
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