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Adoniram 11-08-2012 05:25 AM

Corrossion build-up near turbo (pics)
 
So in my never-ending quest to find the source of smoke that pours out from under the hood at every stoplight, I have identified one suspicious hose:

This is looking just under the engine cover, right above the turbo. You can see the turbo-to-IC connection front and center, and the banjo bolt to the left (clearly not leaking).

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...E97144B06F.jpg


Any ideas what this hose carries? Anyone else have this issue?

bigleben 11-08-2012 05:59 AM

Coolant

Max Capacity 11-08-2012 06:13 AM

The valve cover is known to leak on the passenger side.

ripemeat 11-08-2012 06:19 AM

coolant is leaking from there and dripping onto the uppipe. pull the hose off and clean the area, buy a new worm clamp and toss the POS stock one

Max Capacity 11-08-2012 01:25 PM

Now I can see the picture, any auto parts store will have a piece of coolant hose to fit that.

Remember to burp the system. I like Peak Global 50/50 premix, that's what I topped mine off with.

Mill 11-08-2012 04:27 PM

Discovered the same thing with mine the other day. The hose had actually sort of popped off. I could easily slide it up and down and pull it off. It would drip down to the chassis and the Up pipe would cause it to burn.

Adoniram 11-09-2012 07:12 AM

Ok, I'm gonna replace that hose tonight, as well as the fuel lines that are also leaking...

Any idea how difficult the valve cover gasket is to replace? Might consider that as well.

ripemeat 11-09-2012 07:19 AM

on a scale of easy to pretty sucky. it's pretty sucky

Max Capacity 11-09-2012 09:01 AM

Make sure you run the car with the fuel pump fuss pulled to drain off the fuel pressure.

Adoniram 11-09-2012 11:07 AM

Never thought of doing that before; pretty clever. Thanks for the tip!

mustangendsley 11-09-2012 11:12 AM

VALVE COVER SUCKS BUTT.I did it and there is hardly any room on some bolts.

ripemeat 11-09-2012 11:22 AM

do not over torque the valve cover bolts, they are only 10mm's and torque rating is something around 10ft lbs. the bolts will easily break and stretch if over tightened.

Max Capacity 11-09-2012 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ripemeat (Post 4152004)
do not over torque the valve cover bolts, they are only 10mm's and torque rating is something around 10ft lbs. the bolts will easily break and stretch if over tightened.

GREAT tip right there, snug them up. if they leak you can snug them a little more.

Learned that the hard way on a Honda.

F1inspiredLGT 11-09-2012 11:53 AM

My coolant line hose leaked there too, went to a part store and matched up the closest tube they had. All good and easy to do.


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