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How long do you guys go before changing out radiator hoses? I did flush the coolant myself at 40K and now I see a slight drip from the bottom hose at 63K. I was thinking of dumping the cooant again at 65K just because it s cheap and easy insurance. Maybe I should change out the hoses too being that the bottom one is leaking a bit? Or should I just clean and re apply hose during the fluid change?
Do you use a NAPA brand hose or is OEM that much better?
 

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166,000+ with same hoses I think. I inherited the car from someone who barely changed the oil so probably has the original hoses. I know it had the original brake pads and rotors!
 

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I changed mine because they crackled on the inside when I squeezed them.. no leaks and the outside looked fine... like you said (OP) cheap insurance.
 
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