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Replacing coolant hoses, ? about passenger sill connection

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The silicone coolant hose replacement kit I am using came with a hose that would connect the water pump (assuming that is the pump) to the passenger sill. I think this is the heater feed/radiator return pipe. At least, I think that is how it looks like it is routed.

Of course, this pipe goes into the sill and the connection is inside.

I was wondering if it is feasible/acceptable to cut this hose and add a new male/male connection at a point outside of the sill so I can replace at least the exposed portion of the hose? Is that something people do or would it be frowned upon for some reason?

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I would do that ... but I'm not an expert or a snob

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haha I meant frowned upon by experts, not elitists!

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I thought about this for a while, and decided not to do the swap. my reason is that I assumed the connection posed more potential risk then the old hoses that seemed to be in reasonable condition.

Additionally I chose not to drop my fuel tank because the fasteners are all very rusted, However if yours is in better shape it doesn't look like too much work to drop the tank and replace the hoses the proper way.

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I thought about this for a while, and decided not to do the swap. my reason is that I assumed the connection posed more potential risk then the old hoses that seemed to be in reasonable condition.

Additionally I chose not to drop my fuel tank because the fasteners are all very rusted, However if yours is in better shape it doesn't look like too much work to drop the tank and replace the hoses the proper way.
I might tackle the sill pipes later. They are, for the most part, hidden from the elements so should last a long time. Just wish I could refit all of the more exposed hoses in the engine bay.

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