[200q20v] Re: Vacuum line alternative

pck at gte.net pck at gte.net
Fri Sep 7 23:32:44 EDT 2001

Hey guys,
You know that plastic tube that Audi uses to work the door lock system? Go
get some out of a wrecked car. It works great, just did it last week. :-)

And of course I did route it out by the fender.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Rose" <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
To: "George Sidman" <sidman at montereynet.net>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 8:15 PM
Subject: [200q20v] Re: Vacuum line alternative

> At 11:07 AM +0100 9/7/01, George Sidman wrote:
> >I put in a 3/16th inch copper line years ago for about 90
> >cents, available from any home store. It is called a
> >refrigerant line, and is used to plumb water to
> >refrigerators. The internal diameter  is not important as we
> >are dealing with a vacuum here.
> and _pressure_, as well
> >The 3/16ths line mates well
> >with the other lines, and completely cures the problem.
> I've always thought that the copper line was a neat solution. Another
> long-term solution is to use standard rubber hose but increase its
> length by about 3 feet so it can be run out to (and along) the inside
> edge of the fender--away from manifold/turbo heat.
> Special heat-resistant rubber hose is overkill, IMHO.
> Phil
> --
> Phil Rose Rochester, NY
> '91 200q mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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