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

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Fri Jul 20 00:03:24 EDT 2001

Tom at Euro Car Service made up some custom silicon hoses; link here:

They look very nice.

In a message dated 7/19/01 2:33:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time, WARATAP at aol.com 

> 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 
>  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 
>  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 
>  koni's -suggestions?), so I'm not too keen on spending a lot more right 
>  -Ingo
>  '91 200q20v with a few mods...
>  http://members.aol.com/Quattringo/index.html

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