Longevity question...

Kneale Brownson kneale at coslink.net
Wed Jan 11 17:11:41 EST 2006

At 11:09 AM 1/10/2006 -0500, Schaible, David wrote:
>I'm at 262k on my avant,  I had two wheel bearings and two cv boots and
>the gas tank go all at ~200k,  still on original heater core....which
>makes me nervous,  if it blew on the road can you just bypass it by
>putting one hose across the inlet & outlet to it??

The hoses terminate together under the HVAC cover on the driver side, hose
clamped to the inlet and outlet to the core.  If you're concerned, get a
piece of 1/2" copper called a return.  It's "U"-shaped.  You could
substitute that for the core in the event of a leak.

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