Hose ID

Steve Crosbie scrosbie at integraonline.com
Tue May 28 20:53:23 EDT 2002

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Dan Simoes wrote:

>Brett Dikeman wrote:
>>At 1:09 PM -0400 5/28/02, RICHARD MEZIC wrote:
>>>As a measure of preventive maintenance, I changed my coolant hoses last
>>>week.  While under the hood, I saw another hose that I can't ID.  Under
>>>the hoses running to the radiator and under the turbo after-run pump
>>>there's a hose that is connected to the block.  Fairly large diameter.
>>>Not too long.  My seems VERY squishy and almost flat at one point.  It's
>>>not part of the cooling system.  But it doesn't look like it's part of
>>>the oiling system or the brakes/steering.
>>Sounds like your crankcase breather hose; it comes off the block,
>>attached to what looks like a pipe stuck in a metal sphere of sorts.
>>Yours has collapsed and should be replaced.
>On the 20v cars, this part was superceded with a metal part.
>Is there a reason this same tube couldn't be adapted to the 200?

    My '91 200 does not have the breather hose like on my 5k's or on
Scott Mockry's web site.  There is the very short hose connecting the
pipe coming out of the block to a metal pipe (about 1" outer diameter)
that takes a 45 degree bend toward the block (toward passengers side)
and then a 45 degree bend to the back of the engine where it flares down
to a smaller diameter  that bends back towards the passengers side
again.  It ends width rubber again in the middle of the back of the
engine block.  Looks like an improvement over the all rubber one.  May
have been changed by PO who had the car dealer serviced only - could be
upgraded to the 20v naturally aspirated engine part you mentioned.
 Looks like it may almost never need replacing since the rubber
connector is very thick and short and does not look like it is seeing
much heat stress.

Steve Crosbie
'97 pearl A4 1.8 tq
'91 pearl 200 tq
main mechanic for offspring and in-laws '87 tq's: 1- 4k (red)  and 2 -
5k's (pearl)


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