Chevy Caprice Classic 1996, 5.7 liter
Can anyone that know shoot me in the right direction to find customize coolant hoses of different colors? Vehicle is Chevy Caprice Classic’96
I see nothing on Mishimto's sight for 94-96 B body.There are 2 that come to mind. Mishimito and continental. look on amazon and summit racing.
Mishimoto MMHOSE-IMP-94BL Silicone Radiator Hose Kit Compatible With Chevrolet Impala SS 1994-1996 BlueI see nothing on Mishimto's sight for 94-96 B body.
I see no silicon hoses for the same cars on Continental's sight
Do you have part numbers ?
Samco and Bono have specific hoses listed for the cars
Yep, I saw those.I purchased Mishimoto upper/lower hoses in black very reasonably from Jeg's.
Yes, I read about the smells too. I didn't mention it because I found no supporting evidence, but it was widely talked about. The possibility of "smell" issues also weighed heavily on my decision to go with traditional radiator hoses. I am a stickler for leaks and smells.
Interesting test, they say water permeates but coolant does not.
Not suggesting they are biased in their test.
In my case ( black Samco with Gates thermo clamps ) you could smell coolant but could never see a leak.
Online searches came up with numerous threads with people complaining about smells.
Seems the antifreeze, or at least an aromatic component of it permeates the hose.
My solution was Motorcraft Gold coolant.
No more smell.
Most all our race cars and engine preheater have silicon hoses.
You can always smell them when preheating, even the ones with just Water Wetter
I have the Summit Racing blue radiator and heater hose kits on an S10 and 96 Impala SS, which are the same kits that Continental sells, and they hold up very well. The S10 hoses are 10 years old and still in good condition. summitracing.com and under one hundred bucks. Don't know if the Impala SS hoses are an exact fit for your Caprice, but should be close .Can anyone that know shoot me in the right direction to find customize coolant hoses of different colors? Vehicle is Chevy Caprice Classic’96