:doh: just dont do what i did and let that screwdriver slip off when you are pushing on it and stab your other hand that you are leaning on...and then have to go to the hospital for stitches and a tetanus shot...flubyux2 said:
try to get a flat head screwdriver up on the top nipple and help pry the hose off t he head. then once you get that off, you can twist and pull to break the seal on the lower water pipe.
Natural rubber? Except high-dollar specialty tubes for wrinkle wall drag slicks, natural rubber is VERY rare. the hose is made out of a petrolium based rubber. Vasoline is not volatile enough to damage the petrolim based rubber hose. And due to the fact that you cant get back there to wire brush and primer paint the nipples, the petrolium is actually protecting the metal. Also, what do you think your anti freeze is? its a petrolium based coolant. Definately more volatile then the vasoline, and just a pinch more volatile then slobber.flubyux2 said:im with th elast 2 idiots...
dont put oil or any petroleum based product on a naturual rubber component. petroleum products cause natural rubber to deteriorate and swell. you should just take some straight coolant and lube up the insides of the hose and the nipples. it works just fine, better than water. if youre in a pinch, use some spit
trust me, i do it All the tim and no complaints. at least if you use coolant as a lube, it wont be corrosive like water or slober..