Sometimes putting on a new radiator hose can be a monumental task. Stretching and pushing the hose end over a water pump bib or radiator outlet can take all the energy you can muster, not to mention result in skinned knuckles. There’s got to be a better way, right? Yes, there is, so bear in mind that rubber needs two conditions to allow it to flex and stretch: temperature and lubrication.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2008/10/09/dont-struggle-with-that-hose