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Anyone used silicone wet exhaust hose?
I recently replaced my exhaust mixing elbow (2QM15), and I'm having trouble fitting up the short length of 2 inch hose between the elbow and the waterlift muffler. Basically, because the run is so short (about 12 inches), the hardwall EPDM hose that I'm using is too stiff to force onto the fittings.
I'm thinking about trying some softwall hose instead, since the run is so short, and relatively straight. But I've been reading that silicone rubber lasts much longer, and is easier to remove from the connections when necessary (the rubber hose was welded with rust to the elbow that I removed). The silicone hose costs about twice as much, but with this short of a piece, the difference is manageable.
Has anyone had experience with silicon hose? How is its flexibility, compared with EPDM hose?
1981 Spirit 28 "Bonnie Lass"