[200q20v] My lower turbo-intercooler hose is toast :(

WARATAP at aol.com WARATAP at aol.com
Thu Jul 19 15:29:42 EDT 2001

For the past few weeks the oomph has been going and I've noticed the turbo 
sounded like it was revving, but boost would only get me 10 lbs or so, but 
was sounding like something was going to self destruct at boost over 4 lbs, 
so I checked the usual culprit (Michelin man), which was fine and then 
decided to rev the motor a little from under the hood and noticed some 
unexpected air flow by my feet (was wearing shorts and sandals at the time).  
Sure enough, the alternator was rubbing against the hose and had punctured 
it.  So I ended up taking out the hose, cleaning it with brake-cleaner and 
duct-taping it (20 lbs boost again!).  This thing retails for almost $250 :-( 
.  Anyone know where I can get one at a more reasonable price.  My dealer 
contact is on vacation this week.  I was thinking more in the $120-$150 
range.  I already need to replace all my bilsteins (either with bilsteins or 
koni's -suggestions?), so I'm not too keen on spending a lot more right now.

'91 200q20v with a few mods...
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