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Old 12-10-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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Weird tubes: help me out.

I saw some tubes when I took the bumper off that were where the 3rd radiator would be. They were connected to some junction and looked like that was all. Here are some pics of the finished product (kinda) and those tubes, one was white and one was black. Im thinking they go to the third radiator (which isnt there) and I would not have to buy any extra hoses or tubes if I bought a radiator. Did I get lucky, or are they for something else. I mentioned this in my other thread but figured it would need a real thread. Dont make fun of the ms paint, it gets the point accross and yes... it sucks.
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:57 PM   #2
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It's a good thing you warned me in advance not to make fun of your diagram.

It's really ...good.

Really ...it is.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:22 PM   #3
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I hope Tool Pants doesn't mind:

Are you kidding? Those hoses are not nearly big enough to feed a radiator.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:24 PM   #4
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They are vent tubes for the headlights.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:28 PM   #5
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Ohh, I didnt think they were radiator hoses but I couldnt think of anything else. So why do the headlights need to be vented? So they dont get moisture inside them....
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Yep, vent tubes for the headlamps. Any moisture is removed from the headlamps via Bernoulli effect so that they do not fog internally. Be sure to keep them in the same orientation to avoid future fogging issues...

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Old 12-13-2006, 02:05 PM   #8
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Those are A/C hoses.
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