[200q20v] Blown Lower Inter-cooler Hose
Mike.Sylvester at sycamorenet.com
Mon Aug 7 17:33:10 EDT 2000
Mac @ Clair is on vacation this week.
From: Jeff.Bernstein at pneumaticscale.com
[mailto:Jeff.Bernstein at pneumaticscale.com]
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 4:29 PM
To: C1J1Miller at aol.com; Jeff.Bernstein at pneumaticscale.com
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: RE: [200q20v] Blown Lower Inter-cooler Hose
Yes, the tube that comes off of the main hose is in good shape. I can see
where this would be a weak point though. My split is very close to the
inter-cooler in the large straight section. I would have expected it to be
closer to the turbo and on the bottom instead of the top surface. In fact
it took me a few minutes to find the tear in the hose since this was the
last place I expected to find it.
The price that I quoted was from Clair since I knew that this hose might be
expensive although not that expensive.
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
> 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
> limp it home. I think keeping duct tape in our cars might be a good idea
> 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
> and clamp each side of it. The rest of the rubber hose is in good shape
> I hate to put $200 dollars into this rubber hose.
> Has anyone run into this before or have a better suggestion on repairing
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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