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VW to NAPA Coolant Hose Conversion

Note that these numbers cannot be used in Canada as of right now. NAPA-Canada has it's own numbering system. You can go to and convert NAPA to NAPA cdn or Gates.
Mike Pedersen
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After spending significant time researching availability and current prices, the NAPA parts are not all always available at every store, and the original parts are now available from several sources, both individually and as semi-complete kits. The nice thing about the OEM parts is that they cost less and fit better than any other part. The newer OEM parts are made of EPDM, which should last as long or longer than the originals (which lasted 25 yrs on my van). YMMV.....
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