'87 5kcstq Turbo Cooling Line
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 13:44:46 -0700 (MST)
> I will need to attend to the cooling line that goes from the turbo into the
> freeze plug on my 5kcstqw, soon, as it is starting to leak. Dealer price is
> around $170 and even with a 20% Q-Club discount, that is rather steep.
> I recall seeing some posts awhile back about alternatives. I have one off
> of a turbo I salvaged from junkyard, and it seems that one of these could be
> fabricated using the proper compression fitting, and the crimped rubber end
> seems like massive overkill that could be taken care of with substantial
> hose clamps. Any BTDT? Sources for the correct compression fittings and
> tubing? Or, the whole thing for not too much $$?
I had a hose 'fabricated' by a local Hydraulic hose place that does
customer fittings, it was $55 from memory. Most shops wont touch this
sort of work, good hose shop is hard to find. I still had a leak after
fitting the new hose and it appears that the frost plug is cracked and
I'm about to get in there an remove it to confirm.
I will post to list on the result!
(Naturally my "other" 89 Audi has sprung a leak in the same area.... )