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Old 10-22-2017, 01:20 AM
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I would like to eliminate the coolant in my throttle body. However I would also like to eliminate the TEESin the coolant hoses all together. I was told I can use the radiator hose from a 96 corvette for one side. Any solutions for the other???
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You really should fill up the profile so we know what car we are talking about besides the fact you reside in the US.
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:57 AM
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Sorry. Itís a 1993 corvette. 6 speed
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On my '93 I just used a reducer to go from the one size hose to the other and put caps on the throttlebody openings to keep dirt and bugs out if I wanted to ever hook it up again.
At one time I thought of adapting lines to have freon from the A/C going into it to keep it cooler.
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I also have bypassed the TB coolant line, Live in the south so no need for it.
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use 96 top hose, rad to therm. housing and remove tee from heater hose and replace with hosebarb union, cap off throttle body to keep out dirt-bugs. This takes out both tee fittings and both feed and return t.b. hoses, very clean looking after.

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use 96 top hose, rad to therm. housing and remove tee from heater hose and replace with hosebarb union, cap off throttle body to keep out dirt-bugs. This takes out both tee fittings and both feed and return t.b. hoses, very clean looking after.
could I just run my own new heater hose for the second size? Get like 3í of house from the parts store and make a new one? No barbed coupling meeddd then?
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Two different size hoses. Will need a reducer/coupler to mate the two hoses. Available at a hardware store or auto parts like NAPA.
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You could reuse one of the hoses and just get a longer one that you would be replacing. I did use a aluminum coupler rather than a plastic one. Routed and is hidden under the intake tube.
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could I just run my own new heater hose for the second size? Get like 3’ of house from the parts store and make a new one? No barbed coupling meeddd then?
I used new molded hoses when I did complete flush with all new hoses, so used a brass hose barb union for heater hose to heater hose. It was a good time to remove radiator and clean correct way.

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I used new molded hoses when I did complete flush with all new hoses, so used a brass hose barb union for heater hose to heater hose. It was a good time to remove radiator and clean correct way.
Do that, I would. No need to get special years of hose.
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Just in case someone should need to do this:
LT1 1994 C4
I did my TB bypass during the engine swap. I figured it was a good moment to replace old radiator hoses after 100 000 miles.
Used 96 molded hoses from Rock Auto

Upper radiator hose: Gates 22463 $13.32
Heater to water pump hose: Gates 19719 $20.79

No tees, no reducers no fitting needed. As clean as it gets

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