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  • 03-04-2008, 05:47 AM
    Paul I

    Re: Coolant hose going to heater core blew

    Here is the work that I did. It was a hose, the one that runs parallel to the firewall.

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  • 03-02-2008, 10:12 PM
    Paul I

    Re: Coolant hose going to heater core blew

    Hey, thanks for advice! After I took the heater hose off (the one that runs from the front to the heater), I found out that it wasn't that hose. It's another hose which has an end I can't see. Looking at the car from underneath , I could see coolant seeping along that hose but couldn't see the source.

    Luckily I have no coolant in the oil and there doesn't seem to be any oil in the coolant.

    Thanks again,
    Paul
  • 03-02-2008, 09:25 PM
    JonWoods

    Re: Coolant hose going to heater core blew

    If you remove the intake plenum - everything is easy enough to get at. The intake comes off fairly readily. Just a bunch of acorn nuts and a few hoses and electrical connectors to take off. Remove the air box and intake bellows first. There's a wonderful write-up on m5board.com that details the whole process (look up intake resonance system overhaul).

    Re cost: Removing the plenum and replacing the hose is 2 maybe 3 hours of labour. The hose is probably $40 or so. Add in $50 to have the cooling system flushed and filled.

    If one hose blew - then be suspicious of the others and have them looked at and replaced at the same time. With the plenum off, it's also good time to replace all of the vacuum hoses under there too. If they're original, they're probably brittle and unlikely to survive the disassembly process intact.

    Cheers.
  • 03-02-2008, 07:17 AM
    Paul I

    Coolant hose going to heater core blew

    Hey guys. One of the coolant hoses that goes to the heater core is leaking and letting clouds of vapors out when the engine is warm.
    It's pretty tight between the engine and firewall. How hard is it going to be to replace that? What would an honest indie charge me?

    Paul

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