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RE: Lawson & Breather Hose

Thanks for the info. That's kinda what I thought the symptoms should be.
However, the car idles very smoothly and has no stalling problems when
hot or cold. It even runs smoothly cold with no hesitiation or
stumbling. I suspect that there might be something else wrong if I am
running ok with the bad hose - touched it last night and it just
crumbled and I could feel a hole at least 1" in diameter.


> What are the symptoms of a VERY bad crankcase breather hose on a 200Q??
> Is there any way that this will affect boost? Anyone know the approx
> cost of a new one? Is it a pita to replace? Thanks.

Mike - the primary symptom is a cruddy idle, probably with lots of 
stalling, especially when hot.  Retail for the big hose on my 200 is 
$48, but you can get it for much less.  Don't forget to replace the 
multi-port hose on top of the rocker arm, too, as it also turns to 
much and cracks.  Replacing them is just a few minutes' work with a 
screwdriver, but do it when the engine is cold....they're right 
behind the fan.