Date Added: Monday 12 March, 2007
Bought these in blue. Like other reviewer, all hoses were a dark shade except, one heater hose which, was light blue. Frankly though, I don't really care. However, these hoses are thicker than the originals. I could not get the old spring hose clamps to slide along the pipes once fitted. I bought new jubilee clamps from car accessory shop to solve problem. In light of my experience, I think it would be a good idea to offer these, at extra cost, when ordering. This would save a lot of inconveniance, and they are so much easier to fit. You have to remove the cam position sensor to access the heater hose. Make sure you order a new cam sensor O ring oil seal. Be prepared to use some grease on it and in its housing and, for some swearing. Fiddly job but, just keep trying and eventually it goes in. My car has done 70,000 miles on original hoses so, at claimed, 10 times life-span, I should be ok for another 700,000 miles!
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]