[200q20v] Re: Vacuum line alternative

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Sat Sep 8 00:15:59 EDT 2001

At 11:07 AM +0100 9/7/01, George Sidman wrote:
>I put in a 3/16th inch copper line years ago for about 90
>cents, available from any home store. It is called a
>refrigerant line, and is used to plumb water to
>refrigerators. The internal diameter  is not important as we
>are dealing with a vacuum here.

and _pressure_, as well

>The 3/16ths line mates well
>with the other lines, and completely cures the problem.

I've always thought that the copper line was a neat solution. Another 
long-term solution is to use standard rubber hose but increase its 
length by about 3 feet so it can be run out to (and along) the inside 
edge of the fender--away from manifold/turbo heat.

Special heat-resistant rubber hose is overkill, IMHO.


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'91 200q				mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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