6.4L Powerstroke Silicone Hose Upgrade, Part 2: Product Completion and Final Design
Interested in picking up our 6.4L Powerstroke coolant hose kit? Check out our product page linked below!
Our full prototype unit has arrived and is ready for some final test fitting! Before introducing our final product, let's take one last look at the stock hose setup.
Now, check out the Mishimoto prototype kit!
A few interesting things to note. First, we have replaced several of the bends that were previously plastic with our silicone hose. Instead of incorporating the bends into the quick disconnect fittings, we are using the hose to make all the bends.
Also, the stock hose uses a double O-ring connection on the engine-side quick disconnects. On the radiator side, the stock still uses a single O-ring system. We use double O-ring connections on both ends of our hoses for better protection against leaks and to reduce the chance of air entering the cooling system of your 6.4L.
Our lower hose is still a two-piece unit; however, we are using an aluminum bead-rolled pipe for connecting the two hoses instead of a factory quick disconnect. Check out this connection point!
Take a closer look at our finished hoses!
Next, we installed these in our test truck to check final fitment. Take a look!
Once the lower hose was successfully installed, we had a fully functioning silicone hose kit that fit perfectly. At this point, mass production of the hose kit begins, and we prepare to release an awesome product for 6.4L owners.
Thanks for following along with the progress of our build. We are hoping to launch a presale for this particular kit within the next few weeks! Stay tuned for more details.