Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Jersey
If the hose is original and old, you might want to replace it just because its old. The factory hoses are probably more durable than any aftermarket one in existance (other than the silicone), but you're looking at a hose thats at least 13 years old now. They only last so long.
Water pumps aren't the end of the world that people make them out to be, but it is a pain in the ass. Fox accessories are not as bad as Panther chassis stuff. There is less that actually bolts to the water pump on a Fox. If I do water pumps on high mileage motors, I do timing chains as well, just because its not that much more work and chains are like 30 bucks.
86 Lincoln Town Car
5.0 HO,FMS 1.72 roller rockers, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Explorer intake, Hedman shorties, 2.5" dual exhaust with Impala tailpipes, traction lock with carbon-fiber clutches, 4 wheel disc brakes, ASP underdrive pulley
91 Mark VII LSC SE - triple black, all stock