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Smokey2010-08-12 01:56:56 +0000 #1
So after reading the how to here, and picking up all the fittings i got home and they were the wrong size. The How-To calls for 1" T and hose barbs, but they are the same size as the OD. I've got an 06 650 SRA, can anyone tell me what size fittings i need? I just don't wanna drain my coolant and cut the hoses before i know for sure what i need, i'm assuming it's probably 3/4"?
N2Otorious2010-08-12 02:06:26 +0000 #2
Copied from the How to article.

www.mudinmyblood.net...howthread.php?t=1413

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The Side adapters to hook up the radiator hose. I know our hose is 3/4" ID but this particular adapter fits perfectly even though it says it's 1". might be the MPT? i dont know what MPT is..



(1) - 1" x 1" x 3/4" reducing T (labeled #1 in below)

(2) - 1" x 1" MPT x Barb male adapter (labeled #2 in pic below)

(1) - 3/4" to ½" bushing (labled #3 in pic below)

Using everything above, I put together this T.

Teflon tape needs to be applied to all threads!

BigIzzy2010-08-12 02:39:02 +0000 #3
I ended up having too use 1X1X1 T with the 1 X 1/2" bushing for the guage and 1 X 3/4 barbed out the ends cause like ya said 1" is too big, I couldn't get the hose on em. 3/4" is even tight but works good cause once ya got it on, its on hard.
15brute2010-08-12 02:27:31 +0000 #4
I used a 3/4x3/4x1/2 reducing T in brass with 3/4 barbed fittings
mud magnet2010-08-12 02:22:08 +0000 #5
Mine worked just like the "how to" called for. I didn't need the reducing bushing on mine. My kit came with 3 bushing's and 1 of them was a 3/4". The 1" barbed x MPT fit my rad hose just fine. Maybe the 650's have smaller radiator lines. Not sure why that would be though...
DRZfour002010-08-12 03:46:26 +0000 #6
I ordered this:

cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...geName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Because I want to use an electric gauge on my 08. Will it work?
DRZfour002010-08-12 03:51:42 +0000 #7
I just measured my rad hoses and they measure 1" OD, so it should work. Guess I'll see when it gets here.
N2Otorious2010-08-12 03:37:02 +0000 #8
Quote:

Originally Posted by DRZfour00

I just measured my rad hoses and they measure 1" OD, so it should work. Guess I'll see when it gets here.

Nope. Your hose is 3/4" Inside Diameter, which will not stretch to go over the 1" outside diameter of the ends.

At least they are honest about it being "CRAP" LOL
Smokey2010-08-12 02:23:26 +0000 #9
Quote:

Originally Posted by DRZfour00

I ordered this:

cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...geName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Because I want to use an electric gauge on my 08. Will it work?

This is what i would prefer but i couldn't find one small enough. Somebody should make them!
N2Otorious2010-08-12 05:14:59 +0000 #10
Quote:

Originally Posted by Smokey

This is what i would prefer but i couldn't find one small enough. Somebody should make them!

Autometer makes one.

www.summitracing.com/parts/ATM-2281/



or this one.

www.trailtech.net/7500-3060.html



1 more...

cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...&hash=item27abe0bbe6
Smokey2010-08-12 06:40:02 +0000 #11
Awesome, just picked one up, thanks!

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