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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Replacing all underhood non-cooling hoses

If you still have your OEM under hood vacuum and emissions hoses, you may want to consider replacing them with this silicone hose kit. I found the set on eBay some time back and have changed over the hoses on the Fleetwoods and Roadmaster wagon. No vacuum leaks anymore.


For proper hose clamps which will not damage these hoses, and are superior to the used factory clamps on the 9C1 hoses we find for sale, I found what I needed at West Marine. If you have a store locally go and look at the clamps. They are not often in stock as folks are too cheap to buy the smooth clamps.


If you have the Corvette dress kit, they will provide the longer brake vacuum hose at no extra cost, if you ask. Installaltion is simple with the hoses clearly labeled and a photo reference installation guide. Well thought out and a good product in my opinion.


Ran across the set, still available on eBay, the other night, so thought I'd share in case anyone is interested. Here is the auction info…


LT1 94-97 Silicone Vacuum Set, Cadillac Fleetwood, Buick Roadmaster, Impala SS, Caprice 9C1. Custom Fit, Made in the USA.


Auction: 261014662842


Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261014662842?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2648





If you buy, tell them you read about the set on the impalassforum.


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 03:08 PM
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That's not a bad price for all the vacuum lines on the motor, you would probaly pay more for the rubber ones at a dealer or auto parts store.


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iF YOUR IN A "SMOG TEST" state, consider black colored hoses. Some Smog Techs get nervous when they see bright colored stuff.

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I have the blue ones installed on my caddy and bought a set of black ones for when I get my caprice goin. Everything just as Richard stated. Great product.

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I bought a set from the same guy about a month ago. I bought them in red and decided I wanted the blue instead. He had no problem with switching kits and he's very fast with his replies. Great guy!

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No fitment issues...

Just to add an additional two cents...there are NO fitment issues with the hoses in the set. The tubing walls are thick and will not collapse. They make a 90 degree bent without a problem. Probably the best money I've spent on the cars. Truly a case of do it once and forget it. This is one of the few products I feel like is a worthy investment.

Searching for the correct clamps is worth the trouble. Do it right. Do it once.

Now if I could just afford the Samco cooling system silicone hose set in black! I think black hoses are great, not only for the OEM appearance, but only the savvy viewer will catch they are silicone.

As noted, the seller is really a good guy.

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Are these still available anywhere? I e-mailed the seller of the kits in the Bay link, but the last auction was in 2012 and I don't see these kits or anything similar on eBay.

I am pulling the intake on my '95 Roadmaster and want to replace all the old (and very cracked) vacuum lines while I am in there.
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I think this is the same seller and set:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=251308513491
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I think this is the same seller and set:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=251308513491
Thanks for the reply. Yes, that is him. I e-mailed him a couple nights ago and very soon after his new auctions appeared on eBay. He told me that he has been away for a while so not creating new listings, but will be shipping again in early August.

I picked up a set in gloss black; I'm glad he's around because I have no desire to buy expensive NOS parts or take measurements and use bulk hose and fittings.
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Definitely nice hose sets. I installed 2 sets on my Fleetwoods last year and have had no issues, except some minor discoloring of 1 or 2 hot spots in probably 40k miles or so on the one car. Those hoses were blue, and you'd probably never notice on black. Overall they've held up great.

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