I picked up the clamps today and wanted to run this by you. One of the hoses is a Gates 22900. On O’Reillys site it’s listed at 1 13/16 ID on one end. With a caliper it’s approx. 2 1/4 OD. Clamp 14088 specs 2-2.25 inches ID. Clamp 14087 is 1 3/4 - 2 inches. Would you go with the smaller clamp? That’s what I’m thinking since the larger one would be at the max outer range. Or the larger one?
When you measured the hose diameter did you measure it on or off the inlet?
Was doing some research and they should be measured on which makes sense.
Here’s what seems to be working. Lower radiator, Dorman 14086. Water pump-14088. Upper radiator-14086. T-stat-14087. I’ll update if I find any leaks.
How do clamps leak ??? Do they say “MU 47” “MU 42” or “MU 55” or any other number after “MU”
The Dorman clamps don’t seem to have much clamping force.How do clamps leak ??? Do they say “MU 47” “MU 42” or “MU 55” or any other number after “MU”
Looks like they work fine and dandy. Like he said in the OP, 42 for the upper radiator hose,
47 on the thermostat housing, 47 on the lower radiator hose,
and 55 on the water pump, even though Amazon said it wouldn't fit my '01.
I also took the OP's advice and bought the pliers.
They made life a LOT easier. A little bit of a PITA to get it in place on the water pump, but I was able to get the clamp in place. I had to take out the coolant reservoir and remove the belt, but it's on there and so far, isn't leaking.
Thank you all for this thread. Very informative and helpful.