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Old 05-27-2013, 04:47 AM   #1
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I searched Google and got what looks to be like 1 brand of silicone hoses. Where do you all recommend getting all the silicone coolant hoses from? I would prefer a place that offers multiple colors, bc all I've seen are blue ones.

My other question is, does anyone know the best place to get new valve cover bolts? I will be replacing the gasket soon, and the bolts look terrible. Can I go to Westlakes and just match them up, or are they specific ones? Does the new valve cover gasket come with new gromets that go under the bolts?


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Old 05-27-2013, 07:39 AM   #2
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I had OBX hoses on mine before the motor swap. Never had a problem.

The gasket should come with new grommets. The bolts have the spacer attached so you can't just get them from a hardware store.
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Does anyone know if Ford sells the valve cover bolts?
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Get a wire wheel for $3-$4 and then clean up the bolts and repaint. yes I am sure they offer the bolts or at a bolt store (not HD or Lowes, but actual industrial bolt supply store). but will likely cost a few dollars per bolt. might be cheaper to just have them to a place and sand blast and powder coat if you wanted.
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Try CFM
http://focus.c-f-m.com/cfmsiliconeco...4zetecsvt.aspx

or Summit
http://www.summitracing.com/search/y...cooling-system

I can't say from personal experience, but I heard from a guy that had a set of OBX delaminate and pop a bulge on one of his hoses... might not be typical, but then you usually get what you pay for.
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I've got Samco hoses on my car, never had a problem. I work my car pretty hard too, goes up to 6k rpm several times every trip just because I can, hoses are as solid as ever.
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not sure how going up to 6k RPM means anything to this post. the car red-lines factor above 6k and many with tunes have it upped to 7 or 7.4k RPM and the factory hoses i have never heard of a failure due to engine speed.
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My oem hoses failed after 45k due to the jackass behind the wheel driving it like a racecar all the time. You can ask any of the mechanics who've worked on my car, they've never seen a focus as abused as mine. lol Even Karl @ Massive used those words to describe fixing my car.
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