Radiator overflow hose/nipple - what's it for?

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Wed Jul 24 02:25:15 EDT 2002

At 12:32 AM -0400 7/24/02, JShadzi at aol.com wrote:
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>All this talk of the little hose is kinda silly, that plastic tanked radiator
>sounds like its ready to let go anyway...save your self the stranding and
>change the whole thing, it will be much more sensible in the long run.

Easier said than done, now that Modine doesn't make replacement
radiators w/metal end tanks.  They're now plastic only...which rules
them out for 3B 20v NA engine owners, since the units never came with
hookups for the aux coolers.

   I suspect their Audi business has dropped significantly since,
which is a shame...they really screwed us, despite years of everyone
recommending their products.

One pratically needs a second mortgage to buy a new OEM unit...

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