Coolant Hoses - Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by 4wd-burban, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. 4wd-burban

    4wd-burban Member

    My '97 350 Vortec blew one of the coolant hoses yesterday. Replaced it with one from the parts store to get home however I noticed it was in need of replacement and many of the lines seem to be long in tooth. Although vehicle only has 120K I would like to replace them as it is cheap insurance.

    Does anyone have recommendations on a good brand?

    Unfortunately I cannot afford to do everything with braided lines so want to do the next best thing.
  2. Jimmiee

    Jimmiee Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Forget the braided lines. They are for car shows anyway. What you want to use are the hoses that are used on emergency vehicles like police cars and ambulances. High temperature silicone hose. This stuff lasts a long time. I have these hoses on one of my vehicles and the hoses are like new although they are 10 years old! :)

    CLICK here
  3. unplugged

    unplugged Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  4. sc99z71

    sc99z71 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Do you know if they make the kit for the 99 5.3 v8 I couldn't seem to find it on the summit site?
  5. Loggerhead Mike

    Loggerhead Mike Rockstar 100 Posts

    go with gm. they lasted you 120k already

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