Mine has signs of light abrasion, and at only little over 100 miles. The edge of that radiator is pretty sharp. I guess you could tie it to that strut brace, but be aware it can have sharp edges, too. Mine was unpainted metal, presumably because it's an F and this area doesn't show. Maybe the edges of the painted ones are smoother?
I wrapped a slit fuel hose around it and put a cable tie around the hose to help hold it in place. I used a 1/4" hose; it could probably do with a 5/16" if it isn't loose. There was a gap in mine that had to be pointed away from the radiator. Might be best to use some adhesive, like silicone sealant or super glue to keep it from twisting or sliding down the cable. I'm going to try to remember to check it periodically and apply some glue if it moves.
Thanks to tonyt for catching this and possibly saving us a lot of grief down the road. I vote that this shall forevermore be known as the tonyt mod, in honor of its discoverer.
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