thar she blows!

Brett Dikeman brett at
Tue Jun 13 02:15:15 EDT 2006

I came back to my car in a parking garage this evening and as I  
approached, I had that sinking feeling as I saw a puddle leading away  
from the engine...

After topping off the liter of missing coolant and driving it home - 
very- gently while fixated on the temp gauge and heater cranked up  
all the way, I found the cause- there's a rubber hose that connects  
off the external water manifold, and it now sports a half-inch wide  
crack.  I couldn't see terribly well, but that looks like it might be  
the turbo coolant line?

I take it I'm in for a very fun job, yes?  *sigh*.  Any tips on this  
job would be greatly appreciated...

It's strange- every other coolant line on the car is in great shape...


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