The plastic tape found on the radiator hose attaching tubes were there for all years of production from 1988-2000. If a mistake were made in leaving them on that means every assembly line worker producing these were in error along with the quality control guys not to mention the shipping personnel who ultimately boxed these for shipment to Honda. And on Hondas end the assembly line guys along with the quality control personnel were also in error allowing them to remain on. We are talking dozens if not hundreds of folks seeing this over a twelve year period and nobody said a thing. Not by mistake.I will also attach a pic of a hose connection on one of the radiators. They were all like this, with a layer of what looked like really thin scotch tape. I don't know what that was, but do I need to apply a lubricant or sealant to these areas when I reassemble?
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