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RE: need source for cloth vac. hose, group aquisition

> Seems that the lovely hose audi uses all over the 200q20v engine is nicely
> NOT available in the US except from dealers.  I am speaking of the
> cloth-covered hose, unlike most US hose(which has the cloth braid
> internally sandwitched.)  For obvious reasons, this interal stuff is less
> than desirable for hoses that pass quite close to a turbocharger etc.
> I've been told that the cloth-covered hose is "European" hose, so is there
> a lister from "across the pond" who could aquire a good long chunk of the
> stuff for less than the $27/meter Rob W. found from a dealer?  I guess we
> have to account for shipping/currency and all other joys.
As I have reported on the list before, I have been able to find this
"european" vacuum line at a local auto parts store.  This is one of the
non-chains, but I think they belong to the "Pro-Plus" group.  The stuff I
bought even had the VW/Audi logo embossed in it!

> Hint: "come on 'big d'...FLY!"
... Hunt For Red October ... That scene of the attack sub breaching is
probably my favorite in the whole movie ...

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)