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Re: Crankcase vent hose,87 5ktq

At 19:00 9.08.98 -0400, Doyt W. Echelberger wrote:

>I need to replace the molded rubber hose (maybe 9 inches long) on the
>driver side of the engine, about the level of cylinder #4-5. OD about an
>inch and a half at the bottom and about an inch at the top. Roughly the
>shape of a lazy "S."   I think it is a breather hose that ventilates the
>crankcase, because it runs from the lower block to a metal pipe that
>connects into the intake manifold about the level of the ISV. Can't find a
>picture of it anywhere in my Bentley.
>Has anyone devised a low cost replacement that will connect between the two
>metal openings of different size?

Here's what I did. I went to the automotive rubber shop and bough a similar
hose, the only problem being it's both ends having the large diameter. In
the upper end of the hose, I stacked several pieces of rubber hoses of
varying diameters each inside the other (my English is probably not up to
the task here, sorry), thus allowing it to be tightened on the metal pipe.
It's lame, it looks bad, but it works for me (no vacuum leaks for over 2
years now).

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)