Hose ID

Steve Crosbie scrosbie at integraonline.com
Wed May 29 01:01:09 EDT 2002

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    Sounds like a different setup from mine - rubber is not attached to
the block.  The short rubber piece is attached to a metal fitting
pressed into the block.  The tube is one piece and tapers into a smaller
diameter at the end.  Here is an attempt at some hieroglyphics -
probably won't unscramble correctly after transmission, but I tried. :-\

                                            hoses again -      = =

     \  -  tube smaller - about 45 degree bend towards passengers side

       ||    - tube going back into the plane of the screen

       ||___   - tube - 90 degree bend

            ||  - tube
  ||=   tube w/nipple (clamped off)

             []   - hose (very short)

           ||    - nipple (very short)

           (  )  - metal - connected to block (pressed in) with nipple
on top


Brett Dikeman wrote:

> At 9:57 PM -0400 5/28/02, Phil Rose wrote:
>> At 7:53 PM -0500 5/28/02, Steve Crosbie wrote:
>>>     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?
> Our 5kCST(obviously not 3B) had a "hybrid"(composite? :-) metal and
> rubber hose.  The metal part was located exactly where the hose
> usually collapses.
> Only problem is that pretty much the entire lower part of the hose
> rots if left alone long enough.  When I did the hose on my car, the
> hose was so badly deteriorated that it didn't pull off the car
> cleanly; tore right near the attachment to the block.  Perhaps they
> switched to a more suitable rubber as well? The one on the 5k seemed
> fine after many miles+years, except for some rust on the metal part :-)
> Brett


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