Coolant hoses - ever had one fail?

Brett Dikeman quattro at
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  
> the
> 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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