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Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

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Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Thu May 04, 2017 10:23 pm

I know, I know... I'm ordering the OE Volvo hoses. (And hopefully will get some stickers in my package, too 8) !!)

But has anyone else noticed that eEuroparts is only carrying silicone and URO heater hoses... :shock:

https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/7665/H ... t-3528275/
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https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/7664/H ... t-3528273/
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Country of manufacture is listed as Thailand.
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Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by abscate » Fri May 05, 2017 4:23 am

They have their place I guess. If they are 1/6 the price of OEM, I would consider buying two sets and keeping one in car.

Maybe.

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Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by JRL » Fri May 05, 2017 8:37 am

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Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by cn90 » Fri May 05, 2017 9:44 am

I rebuilt mine using Gates heater hose, it costs about $10 with generic Gates hose.
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Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by rspi » Fri May 05, 2017 11:11 am

If it carries fluid or vacuum don't use URO.
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Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Fri May 05, 2017 11:21 am

hahaha, nothing riles up the MVS family like talk of URO! I know, I'm biting the bullet and going OE. This is my wife's car after all.

I was wondering though, were the old URO hoses made in China or have they always been made in Thailand?? I've read that rubber from Turkey or Thailand is usually good (or better) quality than what you get from China. Was just curious. eEuroparts only having those two options is strange to me...
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Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by War Iron » Fri May 05, 2017 12:24 pm

Where are the OEM hoses made? Be curious to hear once you receive them. These days quite a few OEM parts are made in China, maybe eEuro figures Thailand is an upgrade.

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Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri May 05, 2017 3:20 pm

I'd gladly take Thailand over China or Mexico.
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Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by cn90 » Fri May 05, 2017 5:53 pm

I am not sure you guys don't use generic Gates hose, simple, easy:
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Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Fri May 05, 2017 10:48 pm

cn90 wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 5:53 pm
I am not sure you guys don't use generic Gates hose, simple, easy:
viewtopic.php?t=69238
cn90, do you have to use those springs to put bends in the heater hose lines?

I've been driving around with a roll of Gates 5/8 hose in my trunk just in case. Guess I'm just nervous...
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