Hoses and adhesives

Alan Cordeiro alancordeiro at comcast.net
Sat Sep 20 20:21:40 EDT 2003

For all out there on this very subject, an important warning.

About 15 months ago, I sprung a radiator leak, and realizing it was futile
to fix the 11 year old, put in a new radiator (OEM plastic). While I had
the PS pump out, I did the long overdue rebuild, and for good measure
decided to replace a few original hoses as well.

The turbo coolant line hose is a 3/8" hose, and I was lucky to find a
in my "odds and ends" parts bin.

Last week, I sprung a coolant leak, made it home by filling (plain water)
along the way, and not putting the cap on to reduce the pressure buildup.
I discovered the turbo coolant hose had torn. Taking it to the FLAPS,
I asked the counter guy for a coolant hose in the same size as my sample.
He came back and asked me to clarify if I wanted and emissions hose
or a coolant hose. I told him "NO!! "COOLANT". His reply was that the hose
he had been given by me was an emissions hose.

Moral of story:: Don't use an emissions hose by mistake on a coolant line


----- Original Message -----
From: <wolff at turboquattro.com>
To: "200q20v" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 10:58 PM
Subject: Re: Hoses and adhesives

> Check the condition of the turbo coolant line under the intake manifold
> while the pentosin pump is out.
> HTH,
> Wolff
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