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  • #46
    I believe that the spring clamps are superior. They hold constant pressure on the hose, where the screw clamps hold a constant size. The use of wide band constant pressure hose clamps is one of the factors that have provided the long hose life that we have all become accustomed to. It was not uncommon to plan on replacing all coolant hoses every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. I'm glad we are past those days.
    Jim Johnson
    98 SVT
    03 Escape Limited
    10 Fusion Sport

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    • #47
      I used to hate the spring clamps, then I found the proper tool to remove/install them. Now I like them. They're a piece of cake to remove and install... especially in the tight places. You unlatch the tool and their tight, and the hose is done. With the screw clamps, you'd have to hold the clamp in place while you tightened it, which can be pretty difficult when there's not a whole lot of room.
      morbid
      2011 Edge SEL AWD (black) - daily driver
      2000 Contour SVT (black); #61 (Sept 17, 1999)
      3L with ADC turbo kit; 325hp / 338tq @ 7psi
      car is down with a broken tranny

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      • #48
        Originally posted by morbid View Post
        I used to hate the spring clamps, then I found the proper tool to remove/install them. Now I like them. They're a piece of cake to remove and install... especially in the tight places. You unlatch the tool and their tight, and the hose is done. With the screw clamps, you'd have to hold the clamp in place while you tightened it, which can be pretty difficult when there's not a whole lot of room.
        I'll have to go pick up this tool..... I always used various sizes of vice grips which can be tricky to fit in many areas.
        98.5 T Red SVT #4636/6535 ... SVT cam'd 3L Turbo

        Owned 28 SVT's, looking for my 29th. Need SVT Parts? PM me!

        PM me for engine/trans/suspension swaps, etc... 3 Liter Swaps done RIGHT!

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        • #49
          This is the tool you need:

          http://www.toolsource.com/cats-hose-...-p-101348.html
          Jim Johnson
          98 SVT
          03 Escape Limited
          10 Fusion Sport

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          • #50
            And here's the equivalent in the Sears Craftsman brand.
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            • #51
              Originally posted by SoopaCooga View Post
              And here's the equivalent in the Sears Craftsman brand.
              That's the one I have
              morbid
              2011 Edge SEL AWD (black) - daily driver
              2000 Contour SVT (black); #61 (Sept 17, 1999)
              3L with ADC turbo kit; 325hp / 338tq @ 7psi
              car is down with a broken tranny

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              • #52
                Originally posted by SoopaCooga View Post
                And here's the equivalent in the Sears Craftsman brand.

                oh my god I am so going to buy one of those, seriously ... has to be pretty handy
                - 12 Focus SE
                - 95 Mystique LS <-sold
                - 99 Contour SE Sport <- traded in 2/13
                - 99 Contour SeVT <- 3L/NPG Turbo
                - 2k Contour SVT - #2137

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                • #53
                  Now that I am approaching 97K on my '98 E1 SVT, I decided to replace the WP for PM (my son is now driving it) & purchased a Prestone (GMB) pump with an iron impeller. However, after reading this post I'm going to get a Ford XS2Z-8501-EA come Monday & return the Prestone.
                  Thanks for the informative info!!
                  '98 E1 Black CSVT Contour
                  '06 Grey Mazdaspeed6
                  '04 Blue FSVT Focus
                  '87 Mustang GT Racecar

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                  • #54
                    your not gonna get much pressure out of the water pump if you just remove that, lol. that is what keeps the impellar sealed up to something (as close to sealed up as it can get without rubbing that is) replace the pump
                    R.I.P. CSVT "clockwork" totaled 10/29/10 n/a 3L 220whp 212 trq

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                    • #55
                      The pump on my '98 seemed fine, but after having one fail explosively on my '96, I decided to replace it as PM while I had a bunch of other stuff apart in there... At 110K I figured it was probably on borrowed time anyway. I took the pump out of the housing, and the restrictor plate just fell out. It was all scored up, so obviously had been riding on the impeller for some time. Oddly, it didn't make any noise that I could hear with the engine running. The whole Motorcraft pump assembly is available from Amazon for $90 right now, and come with the two big hoses attached. On my '96 I just replaced the impeller part and it was fine, but I 'm really glad I just went ahead and ordered the entire housing in the first place...

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