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HELP! The V8 Is Out of Service-Follow Up
Listers who responded to "HELP! The V8 Is Out of Service", here is the
follow up. Rearmost hydraulic hose on the pump sprung a small leak but
that leak portended a greater leak and had to be fixed. No thanks to the
8 different hydraulic shops in and around the Milwaukee area that could
or would not do the job of replacing or rebuilding the hose. The IA
Audi dealer had no stock in that hose and would have to order
it-$263.00, I believe. Several listers offered suggestions but they
were all on the west coast.
I am happy to report the V8 is back on the road with new expansion hose
on the back of the pump. Thanks to Jay Greene at Spokane House of Hose
and those that suggested HOH Here is the solution:
TOLL FREE U.S.A. LOCAL TOLL FREE FAX
1-800-541-6351 535-3638 1-800-541-4673
Nice web page Jay!
I called on HOH Tuesday evening 5:30 after a fruitless day of searching
local sources and where each would send me to a hopeful alternate. I
asked if Jay thought they could do the repair job before I wasted the
several days shipping and the expense only to find out that it could not
be done. Realize that this is a weird hose. It has a smaller hose
inside of it that makes no hydraulic connection on one end. That hose
slides into a metal line heading "toward" the rack. (Those that
corrected me as to the final destination are probably correct-that line
does go toward the rack but it is probably for the brake side of the
system and it does go through the firewall.) Anyway, Jay says he's sure
they can make the hose, but worst case is that they will cut my ends off
the hose and braze them on new non-metric fittings in standard hose. I
FexXd the thing at 5:45 PM Tuesday Milwaukee to Spokane. Wednesday at
5:30PM I called Jay to see if they had received the hose and to see what
his opinion was now that he had seen it. He said "sure", they had
already rebuilt the hose and shipped it back! I received the rebuilt
hose with my original fittings and new crimp sleeves on Thursday at
noon-that's less than 48 hours! I won't even tell you what the prices
was as I think HOH undercharged me. I paid much more to FedX than HOH.
The vinyl hose inside was unaffected by the rebuild. By now you
probably think I'd recommend HOH and you are very correct.
Thanks to all who assisted and to Jay for the personalized service!! Go
House of Hose!