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Replacing all of the hoses connected to heater valve

Went into my Dealer to have a covered warranty service to replace the heater valve on my 2005 Jaguar and was didn't complete the warranty service when the service advisor told me that in order to replace the heater valve all of the connecting hoses would have to be replaced because it was possible some or all of the connecting hoses might break also the service advisor said that the hoses are not under warranty not feeling comfortable simply requested that they add some coolant and left the dealer.
Now I have been driving for over a week and half interesting that the dashboard computer message has not displayed to me "engine coolant is low". Please advise if the hoses have to be replaced?

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Hi

The cooling system should be pressure tested, and this will hopefully reveal the source of the loss of your coolant.
Most normally a hose.
It is very difficult to give cooling system hoses a clean bill of health, other than by squeezing and visual inspection whilst under the pressure test procedure.
This is why, if 1 hose blows, better to be safe and replace the rest.
( My recommendation. )

Also perhaps if you have not had the vehicle from new,? you do not know if the engine has ever had a previous overheating problem, and been overheated, putting strain on the hoses.

I hope this has been of help to you.

Good Luck !

A FixYa rating would be appreciated please.

John.


Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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