Coolant hoses - ever had one fail?
quattro at frank.mercea.net
Thu Jun 29 10:52:01 EDT 2006
On Jun 29, 2006, at 10:43 AM, Kneale Brownson wrote:
> Brett Dikeman on the 200q20v list recently reported a burst hose on
> little line that cools the turbo.
Yeah- the hose developed two slit-like leaks. It started slow and
then bled out a quart or so over the course of a few hours in a
parking lot. Yuck.
The hose I replaced looked like it was very different in construction
from most other hoses on the car- like fuel line or what I put on
(oil cooler line.) Silicone line would probably last the life of the
car, but I wasn't patient enough to wait for the line to come in via
For future reference, it is basically 3/8ths reinforced line, or 10MM
ID, 20MM OD.
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