Radiator hoses and you

After you do any type on major engine work that involves removing radiator hoses, always remember to put the hose clamps back on the hoses! I was on my way to work and seen my temp gauge jump, no heat coming out of the heater and immediately pulled over and shut it down. Only to find I lost about 2 gallons of coolant due to the bottom rad hose falling off the pump!


I done that with a heater core hose under the intake on a totota pickup,smoked it driveing 15 miles home,in dead of winter.