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Over the past two days my heater hose popped twice. The first time was understandable, where the hose clamp clamps the hose to the intake manifold nipple was kinda "over used" looking. So I figured fine, whatever. I stopped on the side of the road, trimmed it back an inch or two to some fresh hose and clamped it all back together. Driving home from my GF's house it started peeing again in the same spot! The hose had split again!

So I went to the auto parts store and got new hose and a special restrictor nipple for the connection at the intake manifold. I told the guy there what had happened and that I also had a ballooning heater core not too long ago too. He said to try the restrictor and that might solve my problem (he is a fellow mustang owner and the guys that work at this old parts place know their stuff, they have helped me in the past on numerous occasions, so I am pretty sure he isn't full of it).

So is anyone using one of these? Did it cause other weird stuff to happen or break? Let me know of any helpful info you might have regarding this "restricted nipple".
 

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Another kinda wierd problem, it is a stock water pump. I was planning on changing the hoses anyway, but to have it break on a fresh "virgin" section of hose (it hasn't been clamped on multiple times) was kinda strange.
 
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