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I am refitting my engine and found the main water hose going to the water pump housing (the red one in the picture) was actually touching the exhaust cam gear. I put some pressure on it when I tightened the clamp and now have about 8mm clearance. As long as it doesn't move when warmed up, I don't see a problem. What do you guys think?
 

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Cool, thanks. You wouldn't happen to have a picture showing that hose with the head on so I can see how much clearance you have?
 

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F&%K.... Words can not explain.... I removed the hose, shortened it by about 5mm and put it back on. Plenty of clearance now. Screwed around with the clamp to make sure it wasn't hitting any other belt etc. Then I noticed about a 1/2" cut in the hose where it slid past something as I was putting it back in. It doesn't go all the way through but... I will order another tomorrow...

I remember that getting to those clamps and getting those hoses off when I was pulling it out was the most frustrating part of the whole removal.

F%$K! Gotta go pour another drink....

Thanks for all the info/picts guys..
 

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Probably a little over 10mm. I think the cut was where the hose slid across the edge of the cam gear as I was sliding it up from underneath. Probably be fine but am ordering another hose. At least I can replace it before I get the intake etc on. Hopefully I will have good clearance from the start with the new hose. :facepalm
 
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