So, the bottom radiator house from the water pump to the bottom water pipe split on my 1974 XJ6 series 2 4.2 auto.
Ordered a replacement – was told it was part no. C41097 which checked out on what appeared to be reputable Jag spare parts websites.
I’m first to admit I may not be the world’s best Jaguar mechanic but I think I could call myself “competent” but after several hours, I simply cannot get close to getting the top end of the hose over the connection from the water pump housing.
There appears to a flange on that connection (see pic below) and the supplied hose just isn’t big enough to get anyway close to going over said flange, so I’m beginning to wonder if this is the correct hose?
Meanwhile my parts catalogue (SC Parts Group – UK) shows this part number to be 210719 as per the pic below
Photographing the hoses side by side and one can see that the inner diameter of the failed hose is bigger than the replacement and likewise it’s about 15 to 20 mm shorter overall than the removed/failed hose.
So, I’m a bit stuck!
I’m not as competent as I think and this hose replacement job requires certain tools or skills I’m currently lacking?
It’s the wrong hose?
A non standard water pump was fitted at some point with a larger diameter pipe connector requiring a different hose?
Anyone shed any light on this as currently I’m currently not making any progress on what I had anticipated to be a fairly routine piece of work.
(I’m located in Cape Town, South Africa where we’re not exactly knee-deep in old Jaguar spares suppliers!)
So many thanks in advance – much appreciated.