Experience with MacKay heater hose of Australia

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Ernest Smith, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Ernest Smith

    Ernest Smith Guest

    Looking to replace the heater hose on my 92 745T. The factory parts are
    priced out of this world.

    Found hoses by MacKay - an Australian company. They look to be a really good
    mfg. - ISO9002 and all.

    Anyone have any good/ bad experiences with this brand?

    Andrew in AL
    Ernest Smith, Sep 29, 2003
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  2. Ernest Smith

    Gary Heston Guest

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    Why don't you get generic heater hose from a local parts place and cut
    it to fit? It's available in a number of diameters; just measure what's
    on your car and get a piece a foot longer than you need. Pick up a pair
    of new smooth-inside hose clamps, too.

    Or, do you mean radiator hose instead of heater hose?
    Huntsville, AL
    Gary Heston, Sep 30, 2003
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  3. Ernest Smith

    Ernest Smith Guest

    No - I mean heater hose.

    I know that I can just use plain heater hose. I am just a bit paranoid about
    the cooling system on the Volvo - as I had an overheating problem - and I
    want to get as close to factory as I can. There is a lot of heat from this
    motor, and I want the hose to stand up as long as it can.

    From what I have seen of MacKay - they are an OEM supplier for Ford and
    others. Figured it had to be a bit better than the standard heater hose from
    Auto Zone.

    Thanks for the reply
    Andy Smith

    Ernest Smith, Sep 30, 2003
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