[200q20v] Blown Lower Inter-cooler Hose

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Mon Aug 7 17:11:51 EDT 2000

In a message dated Mon, 7 Aug 2000  4:00:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Jeff.Bernstein at pneumaticscale.com writes:

> I had the misfortune of blowing a one inch long split-hole in the top
> portion of the lower inter-cooler hose that goes to the turbo.  The car had
> no power and stumbled on acceleration along with some black smoke out the
> back tail pipe.  Luckily I was within two miles of my house and was able to
> limp it home.  I think keeping duct tape in our cars might be a good idea in
> the future. 
> I checked on this part today and it is a dealer only part unlike the upper
> hose that commonly fails.  I was shocked to find that this part costs $200
> dollars.  I am tempted to just insert a 3 inch diameter sleeve into the pipe
> and clamp each side of it.  The rest of the rubber hose is in good shape so
> I hate to put $200 dollars into this rubber hose.
> Has anyone run into this before or have a better suggestion on repairing it?
> Thanks,
> Jeff

Doesn't this hose have the connection for the turbo bypass valve?  Have you priced the hose through the discount dealers (either Clair in Boston, or Carlson in California)?  As I recall, others have had the hose split where the bypass valve connects...
Of course, you could likely fabricate something using parts for turbocharged trucks, or a combo of rubber and hard parts.

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