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Re: Team Doorhandle on engine design?

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From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
To: <quattro@audifans.com>
Sent: 09 July 1999 17:31
Subject: Team Doorhandle on engine design?

> I've commented on this before, but mine failed today so I had to fit
> one from MB001293.
> Family picture AQS/88/1/45/20_00, item 26.  "Water pipe, return".
> It's the pipe that brings water back to the engine from the turbo.
> It starts off aircraft-grade - banjo bolt with ground mating faces
> and crush washers, serious piece of crimping ...
> And then 1" later it attaches via a hose clip!

Some of you may remember the warning that Phil issued a few months ago
concerning the condition of the rubber grommet that the stainless steel part
of the turbo water return passes through. I'm going to echo that warning -
check that grommet and check it regularly. Two years ago I replaced that
grommet and the replacement has already split almost 3/4 of the way around
its curcumferance. When you next change the coolant it would be an idea to
take a real good look at the metal heater pipe that runs along the left side
of the block - its internal condition might surprize you.

Jim Haseltine