quattro digest, Vol 1 #1818 - 18 msgs

Konstantin Bogach konstantin.bogach at morganstanley.com
Tue Jul 17 18:14:16 EDT 2001

I did this and it was a mistake because I had to buy new elbow pipe with hose at dealer. When you cut the fitting then end of pipe becomes not straight and you can not clamp the hose reliably.  Yes, it will leak  just a little  but it helps to corrode around.  Second time (on another car) I discovered that I shoul just strip the old clamp and there is a barbed end under the clamp.  Put a piecce of hose on the barb, clamp it and no need to pay $30 to dealer or do  welding job.

Konstantin Bogach.

> Message: 12
> Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 15:59:06 -0400
> From: "Michael Guidotti" <MAGUID at MAIN.DJJ.STATE.SC.US>
> To: <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: Watch this hose
> I replaced mine in a parking lot too. parked my car to go for a run, came back and there was a pool of coolant under the car. I just cut the fitting off and slipped a piece of hose over the end of the pipe with a spare hose clamp and added some coolant (always have an extra gallon or two along with lots of other spare parts) it is a bit of a pain to get too, seem to remember having to move my ps pump. any ways it is a VERY good idea to replace this hose.
> Mike Guidotti
> >>> David Head <v8q at bellsouth.net> 07/17/01 08:59AM >>>
> Audi actually makes a retrofit molded hose for this connection - a regular
> piece of hose works just as well as their 27.00 3" part. Remove the
> swage/compression fitting and you're set. Done it in a parking lot...
> "Doyt W. Echelberger" wrote:
> > Same hose split on my 87 5ktq recently, but I noticed the antifreeze smell
> > and patched it up temporarily with instant glue and some cloth and a small
> > hose clamp. The patch saved the head and got me home. Nasty spot to get at
> > with any kind of tool or clamp. You don't want this to happen to your car
> > unexpectedly.
> >
> > MC owners are well advised, as Phil suggests, to replace this hose with
> > either a new fitting or take the fitting off and cobble a replacement hose
> > somehow, before yours fails. The hose is swaged to the fitting at one end,
> > so it will require some adaptation. They are getting to the end of their
> > natural life.
> >
> > Doyt Echelberger
> >
> >  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> > At 10:58 AM 7/17/2001 +0100, you wrote:
> > MC engine - small and short rubber hose from the cylinder head water entry
> > to the pipe passing round the front of the engine to the turbo.
> >
> > Mine blew at 145mph and cost me the head.  DM1900 for parts, DM800 for
> > labour, plus 16% tax.
> >
> > --
> >   Phil Payne
> >   http://www.isham-research.freeserve.co.uk
> >   +44 7785 302803

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