Hose ID

Steve Crosbie scrosbie at integraonline.com
Tue May 28 23:11:31 EDT 2002

    The tube sort of looks like 6A, but more bends in it (as described)
and first short nipple a few inches from the bottom end shown has a
stopper rubber clamped to it.  The metal base with the nipple that the
first short hose attaches to is the same as the picture you referenced.
  It doesn't look like it is a DIY item - the PO had the dealer do all
maintenance and I can't believe the dealer is going to customize this
very complicated, perfect fitting tube. I have had the car for 3 years
so .....?


Kneale Brownson wrote:

> Is this the coupe 20v "tube" (Item 6 or 6A)
> http://catalog.exist.ru/pic/parts/VAG12444.gif
> At 09:57 PM 05/28/2002 -0400, Phil Rose wrote:
>> At 7:53 PM -0500 5/28/02, Steve Crosbie wrote:
>>> Dan,
>>>     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.
>> This sounds like a DIY modification by the PO. Of course Audi may
>> have recently done a factory upgrade of that hose, but at this late
>> date I rather doubt that. Anyone else ever seen a rubber/metal
>> composite breather hose for the 3B engine? How recently could that
>> hose have been installed (by PO), Dan?
>> Phil
>> --
>> Phil Rose                               Rochester, NY USA
>> '91 200q        (130 Kmiles, Lago blue)
>> '91 200q   (57 Kmiles, Tornado red)
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