In Reply to: Re: thermostat posted by thad on February 09, 2019 at 18:16:22:
Do not cut the hose -how would you splice it back together? I don't agree with drilling any extra holes in it either, but do what you want. Some fellas install the t-stat, open end nearest engine, then once clamps are tight, take a wire tie and secure around the hose to keep it from creeping up towards the radiator once it goes into use. You can search the archives here for many saved discussions on the thermostat.