Do a search for Dayco hose #72226, it elminates that plastic 180 elbow piece.
Does it look better then the dayco one piece hose would? Bought mine but haven't installed itYes theres a guy in cali that makes an aluminium. Elbow just bought one from him came friday
Look in New members intro Express in Paso Robles Its pretty neat he make the elbow himself
Installed today looks like a winner
Yes my hose came and blew my motor so yes they needs a recallOk guys, I did my research and looked over a lot of the forums mentioning this problem with the upper hose coming off while you are driving on our SRT8s. The problem is the plastic bend that connect the hose that either cracks or the hose slides off of. I also noticed a huge amount of guys having that same issue. My hose has come off 2 times in the last 3 weeks or so and also the first time because of the amount of coolant that I lost it slipped my belt so hard I lost power steering. If a lot of people are having this issue and it can lead to you loosing power steering at some point while the vehicle is moving this would be a safety issue and could result in a recall on these things for our cars. I'm sorry I don't mind spending $15 on an aftermarket hose but after sitting there detailing my engine bay for the second time in 3 weeks I'm fed up with this issue. I want to start a list of how many people had this issue happen to them (the upper radiator hose coming off). I will with the help of some members send this thread to Chrysler Group LLC and try to get this issue resolved as a recall for the car.
I don't know how effective this will be but once you have this issue and look at your cars engine bay this will be the thread you go cry to