VW Rabbit diesel silicone hose kit. These silicone coolant hoses are made in the USA of aircraft quality materials, designed to last a lifetime. They include special stainless steel clamps made for silicone hoses. This kit includes 8 hoses; two 5/8 inch heater hoses, one lower radiator hose, one water pump to housing hose, one water pump to water pipe hose, one heater valve to cylinder head hose, one expansion tank hose, and an upper radiator to cylinder head hose. Hoses deteriorate over time and it is very difficult to determine if they are about to burst. If you haven't changed your hoses in the last few years, or if one of your hoses has burst, replace them all. It will save you time and money in the long run.
Obviously when you install the VW Rabbit hose kit you are going to lose nearly all of your coolant. Volkswagen specifies phosphate/silicate-free coolant in all their vehicles. Our German Pentosin coolant exceeds all VW requirements. While you have your cooling system apart, it's a good idea to replace your thermostat.