[200q20v] Coolant leak

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Sat Apr 21 19:12:11 EDT 2001

At 5:24 PM -0400 4/21/01, Mpl20020vtq at aol.com wrote:
>   I have developed a small coolant leak.  Its just a small drip.   It is on
>the back of the engine on the passenger side. I thought it was cooming from
>the hose that goes from the block to the Vacum Servo(at least I think thats
>what it is from the Bentley manual).  I replaced this hose because I thought
>it had a small split.  Then I noticed it might be coming from the hinge on
>that servo mechanism.  Has anyone else had this item leak?  Any idea of the
>price? Is this is a dealer only item?  Thanks in advance.

Are you referring to the heater-control valve? The oem heater-control 
valve is plastic and is notorious for failures esp. in a high-mileage 
car. There are all- (or mostly-) metal valves available as 
aftermarket replacements. I think Pep Boys has 'em. Cheap.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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