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Old 04-17-2012, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power steering pump belt rubbing the lower rad hose

I recently got a set of upper and lower hoses with the factory markings for my Mach. The other day I noticed that the power steering belt rubs e hose and is cutting into it.

Never had that problem with the OTC gates replacements and it seemed like the factory marked hoses followed the same mold/routing.

Anyone else have problems with those hoses?
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I once bought the "concours approved" upper/lower hoses for my 69 Mach and they weren't the best quality. They were leaking within a few hours; I had to return them. Perhaps your hose just needs a little off the ends? I'm not telling you to cut them, but maybe it is too long? Or you got a bad mold and you could return them.
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Before you chuck the hose, consider whether your P/S belt is too long or too short for the application. Pull the belt and run a string around the pulleys while moving the pump back and forth in the adjusting bracket. You might find some additional clearance.
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Been working on various age and brand vehicles since the 50s. The relation radiator to engine is not precise for many reasons. When the hoses are replaced slight trimming is often necessary.

Not defending a part that's labled concours correct. Any repro part is just that, a repro part! My point is it's entirely possible for this to happen with a factory dealer service hose for your Lexus!


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I hope I dont have the same problem, I just ordered the concours set for my mach 1 because Im putting the power steering back on, the one thats on now would get cut in half if I started it, I have the 351 c, Ill let you no this weekend when I put it on if it fits i dont no what your application is
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Its on my 69 mach running a 70 351c 4v with the bigger radiator option
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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dmac i got the lower hose on and it clears the belt i posted some pictures for ya, i bought these from cjs. also make sure you put the spring in the hose or it will bent and close up, hope this helps, i also have the aluminum radiator set up part number on lower hose is DOZE-8B273-B
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