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Old 02-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #121 (permalink)
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If it really bothers you, you can kill two birds with one stone. There's no need to replace the hose for one little divot. Just buy a radiator hose splice, cut the hose, and join it back together with the splice kit. Make it a metal splice where the metal will be resting on the rib, and you'll never have this issue ever again.
By the way; I'd imagine that it would be a small obvious leak far before it suddenly busts, spewing hot coolant and steam all over. Who would ignore such an obvious leak?
Thanks for your suggestion. I did not know that there is such a thing as a radiator hose splice. That's what I like about the forum I can always learn something new. Would the metal resting on the rib over time cause any damage to the fan shroud?

I don't think many people would ignore a small obvious leak. My concern is that the first indication of a small leak while driving would be an overheat or low fluid warning.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:13 AM   #122 (permalink)
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The GM Dealer replaced my radiator hose today. Installed a new 2008 Solstice hose, part # 19129905, with a shroud, no charge.

I am happy and feel GM was very fair in taking care of my problem.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:22 AM   #123 (permalink)
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GM did not take care of my problem. Had to pay for mine and I have an extended warranty. Cost 184.00
Who did you talk to at GM?
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #124 (permalink)
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GM did not take care of my problem. Had to pay for mine and I have an extended warranty. Cost 184.00
Who did you talk to at GM?
The Service Manager at the GM Dealer took care of all the details. I also have an extended warranty and they said hoses were not covered.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:53 PM   #125 (permalink)
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wow nice I didn't get off so lucky glad some one did.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:58 PM   #126 (permalink)
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If you plan to take it to the dealership, please let us know before time. Send a PM with the VIN, your name, situation, mileage, contact information, situation, and dealership. I can't gaurantee any special coverages will be given but can look into it. Thank you.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:18 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Checked mine last night (07 gxp with roughly 50k) and no rubbing at all. It's not laying on that rib and a good fingers width or two away from it. All the marks look to be lined up as stock. Weird how there's such a wide range from a "stock" situation.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:12 PM   #128 (permalink)
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The 2.0L puts the rib under the hose.
I spoke to GM CS Matt He is a very good guy.
Please PM Him.

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #129 (permalink)
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Checked mine last night (07 gxp with roughly 50k) and no rubbing at all. It's not laying on that rib and a good fingers width or two away from it. All the marks look to be lined up as stock. Weird how there's such a wide range from a "stock" situation.
Just checked mine also (07 GXP, made Oct 2006). No marks on the hose at 21,000 miles. Hose is more behind rib than over it. Marks appear to line up.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:36 PM   #130 (permalink)
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I will be checking my 08 tomorrow, just FYI this nylon sheath is available at most auto parts stores.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:15 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Checked mine under the big light, 39K miles and it had worn through the plastic sleeve. I curved up a piece of aluminum and placed it under the sleeve where the rib sets. Hope this fixes it!
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:28 AM   #132 (permalink)
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I checked mine and found it worn about 1/3 into the hose (40k) I didn't even ask GM about it, just ordered a silicone hose from DDM Works Cut off the offending rib and put a twist on the hose
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #133 (permalink)
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When you renew the hose.
Replace the hose clamps with new
screw type clamps .
Couldn't get the old to seal tight.
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