Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Easy – Messy since it involve coolant 😉
Time to replace the bottom radiator hose. It was bloated since the engine conversion. Too long exposure to engine oil and storage made the rubber soft and bloated.
I managed to get the replacement part via my usual part channel. The cost is RM440 for the hose. Basically, the hose is same as GTI138 but it has extra protective jacket. Since I will drain out the coolant (well I reuse back and top it up with new coolant), might as well change the degassing bottle. This part already showed minor leaks. Cost me another RM240 for it.
Everything was done within couple of hours.