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Upper Rad Hose bulging when engine hot

I have a 1969 Cutlass with a 455 engine. The car was running hot over 200 degrees so I changed the theomostat to a 185 degree. Problem went away. Heater core developed leak, (antifreeze inside cabin, major job to fix) by passed heater by joining 2 end together. Upper rad hose has major bulge just above thremostat housing in it after driving for a while. Do I just need a new upper hose or are problems connected. Hose is not super hot, is soft when engine cool, and hard when hot, no cracks and appears in good shape.

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The hose needs to be changed. It is most likely bulging do to the inner fibers breaking. It could have started do to over heating but can be because of age. Never the less change the hose and you should think about changing the heater core out because it may get cold and heat is nice to have when it gets cold.

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Unrelated to what you did. Replace the upper hose before it breaks.

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You can get a new hose if you thing its broken in a way

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