thar she blows!

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Tue Jun 13 07:58:50 EDT 2006

I replaced that hose while I was replacing the radiators and all the other
plumbing in my engine compartment.  It wasn't really easy to tighten the
hose clamps with all that other stuff out of the way. I'd plan on pulling
the power steering pump and all the higher-up coolant plumbing.  Good time
to test the turbo afterrun pump in a bucket of water and replace the other
rubber bits like hoses to the heater core and the crankcase breather.

At 02:15 AM 6/13/2006 -0400, Brett Dikeman wrote:
>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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