thar she blows!

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Tue Jun 13 08:59:49 EDT 2006

The blu stuff did it!


> From: Brett Dikeman <brett at>
> Reply-To: brett at
> Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 02:15:15 -0400
> To: 200q20v list <200q20v at>
> Subject: thar she blows!
> 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...
> Brett

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