[V8] Heater Box hose leak
ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 28 07:09:29 PDT 2008
I would say just look for someone parting out a car & get the hoses from there if you are concerned with the condition of the ones you have.
All so try Bruce @ GAC.... he might have a few kicking around.
--- On Sun, 10/26/08, Mark Kalbskopf <gbmarc at cox.net> wrote:
> From: Mark Kalbskopf <gbmarc at cox.net>
> Subject: Re: [V8] Heater Box hose leak
> To: ron_01056 at yahoo.com
> Date: Sunday, October 26, 2008, 2:24 PM
> I've got rubbish non-recommended green stuff!
> I've just got both hoses off the car and taken a look.
> The bottom hose was wet as if the heater valve was leaking
> down on it
> from above.
> Considering the amount of coolant that was dripping from
> the engine on the passenger side, roughly just to the rear
> of the
> steering rack, I was expecting to see more green stuff up
> the rain diverter. But I guess there is a drain hole above
> the rack
> PS. Where do I find these hoses? I can only see on of them
> listed on
> On Oct 26, 2008, at 10:10 AM, Ron Wainwright wrote:
> > I've replaced those rubber coolant lines coming
> from the core/valve
> > to the engine hard lines & it is a bit of a pain.
> > I say just take your time & you should have no
> > Now if it's a core leak you'll have to pull
> the heater box. Not a
> > bad job. You'd need to pull some connections ect
> from under the
> > center console area & some under the rain
> deverter. But you wanna
> > make sure the core ends aren't cracked & are
> good before you pull it.
> > With 195K on the car I would be a little leary the
> condition of the
> > core plastic ends. Just get a good look in there. You
> may have to
> > pull the wiper motor & get the AC line out of the
> way & disconnect
> > some wire connections & clean the leaves/junk from
> under there to
> > get a good look.
> > The benefit of cleaning the crap from under the rain
> deverter are
> > there are water drains that could get clogged &
> let water get into
> > the car.
> > What kinda coolant you got in the car?
> > Ron
> > --- On Sat, 10/25/08, Mark Kalbskopf
> <gbmarc at cox.net> wrote:
> >> From: Mark Kalbskopf <gbmarc at cox.net>
> >> Subject: [V8] Heater Box hose leak
> >> To: v8 at audifans.com
> >> Date: Saturday, October 25, 2008, 4:18 PM
> >> I'm having a bad coolant leak which seems to
> be coming
> >> from the rear
> >> of the engine.
> >> Everything looks dry back there, so I looked up by
> >> heater core
> >> and it's leaking around the valve and maybe
> from where
> >> the hoses
> >> connect. (it's hard to see with all the leaves
> and junk
> >> up there!!)
> >> Anyway, I'm gonna replace the valve and hoses
> from the
> >> engine to the
> >> core, but before I did, does anyone have some BTDT
> >> on the
> >> replacement?
> >> Should I take the core out or not?
> >> Is there anything else I should look at while I
> >> everything
> >> dismantled?
> >> Mark
> >> 90 V8 195,000 miles.
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