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How Do You Remove Radiator or Heater Hoses That Are Vucanized (Stuck) to Their Mounting Pipe?

I have a 30+ year old motorhome which has several hoses that I need to remove from engine cooling and heater connections.  They are stuck to the "pipe" they are mounted to and the pipe is fairly fragile brass.  I can certainly try to cut them off but I don't want to scratch or damage the pipes.  It would even be nice to just be able to remove and reuse the hoses but I can't see how that is possible.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Patrick

Burf4 years ago
30 year old hoses, it probably time to change them. Cut the hose off just in front of the fitting (you can probably feel it through the hose. Then start slicing the bit of hose left on the fitting and once all the way through, you should be able to peel it off. It sticks too much a quick spray of WD 40 will loosen it.
If you really want to try and save the hoses, lift and edge of the hose on the fitting and squirt WD40 under it and keep working the screwdriver around the hose and spraying with  WD 40. It'll come loose with a little perseverance.
Baytonian (author)  Burf4 years ago
Thanks for the advice Burf. I'll try the WD-40 trick!
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