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Originally Posted by MPH View Post
Hose clips are re-usable, you just require some hose clip pliers!
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Glad you sorted out your thermostat Be sure to keep an eye on the coolandt levels for a while as the system bleeds itself.

The original hose clips are NOT all Clip-R type, but that tool is useful for a lot of others such as the air-intake, brake hoses on the master/reservoir, etc.

Some of the radiator hoses are a strange allen key type that tend to snap when you try and remove them anyway. My suggestion is to replace them with good old-fashioned jubilee clips. My how-to includes the sizes I bought when I replaced my thermostat a while back (and replaced it again earlier this year!).
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I always change hose clips whenever i remove them. The damage they can cause, compared to the price of them, its not worth messing around.

I used to be a mechanic, so i have seem many cases of overheating due to a dodgy hose clip coming loose.
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