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I'm starting to get scared to open the hood. Every time I open it I find another leak LOL

Please help diagnose!

I'm not sure why it would be leaking. The hose looks intact. It's leaking from the top of the hose where it's clamped down. Maybe the plastic pipe is cracked underneath the hose I'm not sure I haven't tried to pull it off yet. Maybe somebody has had the same thing and can point me in the right direction.
 

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When you get the water outlet, make sure you have another top hose handy. I remember reading about a redesign. The old hose may not fit the new outlet and may have to be replaced as well. Just be prepared for the possibility.
 

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Thanks I'll be sure to grab a hose too. Is the dorman water outlet good to go ($20 on Amazon)? Or go GM ($40 on Amazon)? I also saw metal ones...?

I remember when I did the reservoir overflow coolant tank everyone said to go with the doorman because it was upgraded.
 

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When you get the water outlet, make sure you have another top hose handy. I remember reading about a redesign. The old hose may not fit the new outlet and may have to be replaced as well. Just be prepared for the possibility.
I believe you are right about the redesign of the plastic one because I had to mix and match parts from the old and new water outlet so the hose would fit. Now its leaking. Guess what part I'm ordering next...
 

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Dang. I already ordered the dorman. I also ordered all new GM hoses that connect to it. Didn't know if I could trust a no name metal one..this is my 3rd as well. I had one replaced under warranty around 34,000. Last one lasted 65000 miles. Just hit 100k
 

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Dang. I already ordered the dorman. I also ordered all new GM hoses that connect to it. Didn't know if I could trust a no name metal one..this is my 3rd as well. I had one replaced under warranty around 34,000. Last one lasted 65000 miles. Just hit 100k
ZZP has an aluminum one for $50. Not sure if they make it or source it from a no-name. Reviews seem good on it.
 

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Do yourself a favor and get the one piece Dorman upper tank hose. They call it the 鈥渁ir bleed鈥 hose. It eliminates the goofy plastic clip and extra seam on the factory hose. You just pull the spring clip out of the top of the water outlet and put the new hose in and replace the clip. Just make sure you pull the old o ring out of the nipple. It will probably want to stay behind. I got mine from Autozone.
 

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Thanks for the tip. Ordered the dorman hose. Was not aware of the upgrade. AutoZone wanted $30. Found it on Amazon for 18$ listed as
(Dorman 626-609 Engine Heater Hose Assembly Compatible with Select Chevrolet Models)
 

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Thanks for the tip. Ordered the dorman hose. Was not aware of the upgrade. AutoZone wanted $30. Found it on Amazon for 18$ listed as
(Dorman 626-609 Engine Heater Hose Assembly Compatible with Select Chevrolet Models)
Yes, that is it! I paid a little extra for mine because I didn鈥檛 want to wait for it to come in. Autozone had it in stock and the weather was turning colder. I鈥檓 glad I replaced it when I did.
 

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Yes, just pull the metal spring clip out of the water outlet and remove the nipple. Make sure you get the o ring out as well. That nipple is part of the new one piece Dorman hose. When you are pulling the factory hose, you don鈥檛 even have to mess with the stupid plastic clip. When you pull the metal clip the whole thing will come out in one piece. This new design eliminates the extra seam and potential spot for a leak.
 

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I replaced all the hoses from the water outlet except for the one big one going to the radiator. And guess what It's peeling inside and there is black chips all in my coolant. I can't find it online. Part number 565563897.
 

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