Re: [DML] Cooling hose near AC
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Re: [DML] Cooling hose near AC

If you've ever tried to service the cooling system, the compressor, 
or adjust the valves with that pipe in place you'd know. It's a total 
pain in the neck to get in and out because you can't (easily) slide 
it back to disengage the hose from the water pump. I can see why they 
took it out. It looks nicer than the Big Ugly Hose but that's about 
all. If you have that in your car your otterstat is probably upside 
down too unless someone's cut the tube and rotated it. 

It was used on the very early cars, and is (was) a common retrofit on 
early turbo conversions to get the hose out of the way of the turbo 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Patrick Conlon <PRC1216@xxxx> wrote:
> The early VIN cars came with that as a stock piece.  Check out the  
> sales brochure, the picture of the engine has that metal tube/hose 
> it.  I'm not 100% sure why they eliminated it.
> -Patrick C.
> 1880
> On Sep 14, 2005, at 10:37 AM, dmcerik wrote:
> > I saw this picture on a french site.  I like how this is done.  
> > chance of a vendor creating these?  I would buy one for sure.
> >
> >
> >
> > Erik

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