After changing my radiator on Saturday I was skeptical that everything was going too well. No overheating, no leaking, nothing weird. I had driven it on short trips but long enough that it had gotten up to to operating temp for a while. Today, while going to work HERE COMES THE STEAM! Smoke billowing and all sorts of not good looking stuff but the temp gauge never spiked. I pulled over very soon when there was a good spot and popped the hood to find that my upper radiator hose was entirely disconnected. I’m hoping that this was just from a hose clamp not being on tight enough but could there be another reason? I’m about to take it to a shop since I am at work and need to take the car on a 7 hour trip in the next couple days.

I’m just looking for Oppopinions here on if it would be anything other than a loose hose clamp. Thermostat, radiator, hoses, are all new and there was not a single issue before this thing blew off.