[Vwdiesel] Need help finding some hose

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Tue Jun 29 09:56:32 EDT 2004

On 29 Jun 2004 at 2:10, LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:

>   Dasher/BAE problem.
>   The hose that goes from the air filter "can" to the turbo inlet is a 
> flexable, 3" hose about 2' long.  It has to withstand some heat, no 
> pressure, a tad of vacuum and oil in the blowby.  The old one is old, 
> oil soaked, a couple inches short and I can't get it on the turbo inlet!!!
> Too mushy, seemingly too small, etc.  For the time being I can have 
> the Muffler Shop make a short, 3" piece with a bit of comressed taper
> on one end.  Then I can get this hose on that and use a short piece of the
> orange, non-bendy, turbo coupling type hose to connect it to the turbo.
>   NOBODY locally has anything even close to working and a little web 
> searching only came up with a couple possibles.  It has to make a U 
> bend with about a foot and a half between the two ends plus a little 
> offset front to back.
>   If anybody has any place they can check, I'd much appreciate it. 
> You almost have to physically check the stuff to make sure it'll work.  :(

How do PVC or ABS do under these conditions (oil & heat)? Does anyone know? I 
know that PVC can be given slight bends using a torch, and of course there are tons of 
angle fittings available starting at 15 deg.
ok... it seems PVC is out - temp ratings are around 140-160F. CPVC is around 200F, 
which is still too low I imagine. What kind of temps are we dealing with here? ABS is 
able to withstand most chemicals, including oil I would imagine, since it was developed 
for the oil fields.

Maybe a call to a plumbing supplier is in order?
Shawn Wright
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