radiator hose blew off

Brian Link brianl at starsys.com
Tue Apr 9 11:37:44 EDT 2002

It sounds like your end did break off. squeeze the end of the hose and see
if the broken end is still inside, when removed from the radiator.  Does
the end have a "hose burp" on it?  A raised lip to keep the hose on.  I had
about an inch left, and the hose stayed on for months until I would get in
the city on a hot day with the AC on, then it would blow.  New radiator
from, various mail order or on-line places is in the $225 - $250, or you
can by an all metal modine and have it customized for about the same $180
plus some modification.  Installation is pretty straight forward job if you
have ever installed a radiator before, except it is a tight fit.   I chose
the factory radiator.


Brian Link

>200 owners,
I am new to the list.  Got my 200 3 weeks ago.  Had my first problem today
in downtown Boston.  Temperature warning light beeped at me and flashed.
Looked at the gauge, and temp was just one tick above the bold one.  Then
my car started steaming out the grill.  Opened the hood to find the top
radiator hose had blown off.  I know there is a problem with the radiator
ends breaking off because they are plastic but it doesn't look like it is
broken off, although the rim is not smooth.  Can someone tell me about how
long the top plastic end is supposed to be.  It looks like mine is about
an inch which seems like enough to stick the hose back on and tighten
down.  Anything I should be worried about after loosing all water
pressure?  Can I just fill it with water to get it home (10miles. 65
degrees outside temp)?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Bryan Foster
'91 200 20V 127k


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