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Squirting Coolant HELP! - Tripharn pls read again

When the coolant is under pressure it is squirting out from what looks to be underneath the intake manafold, around where the heater hoses are. Maybe a split in a hose, any other ideas. I gotta SOMEHOW find out where it's coming from (not much room back there) but any pointers would be much appreciated.

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It will be the heater hose, above the oil filter...

Have fun, that is a bitch of a thing to replace, cost me about 3hrs... 100 scracthes and a couple of burns...

All good fun!
 

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Thanks tripharn, any pointers to getting it out ie. from the top or from under the car etc etc
 

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Going from memory there are 2 hoses, one was relatively easy to get at from the top... but the one that I had split, I undid the clamp near the fire wall from above, then had to jack the car up... undo the oil filter and get at it that way.

It had on one of those squeeze clamps and was rusted shut... and took ages to get off. I replaced it with a screw clamp and was a bit easier. Just make sure you wait for the car to cool right down, or when the coolant comes out you are going to be in a whole world of hurt :rolleyes:

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there are some small hoes that go that feed the TB and intake manifold so you might want to keep an eye out for them.
I'have had all done on the F2 in the wagon

it was 2 main radiator hoes
1 by pass hose
2 small manifold hoses
2 heater hoses

you can add oil cooler hoeses and turbo hoses for the F2T
 

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I've done one of them... I got at it from the top, at 11:00 at night, with nothing but a screwdriver and a pair of scissors and a friends 8250 for light (they produce a lot of it when the face plate is removed).

I chopped the end of the hose off and stuck the new end on... Worked a treat...
 

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dudes,

here is a pic of the engine to heater cooling pipe that burst on my car. i had replaced one right near there previous and this one didnt take long to go. just remember, rubber wasnt made to last for life. my pipe would have been 13 years old and that age under pressure is not a good mix. my advice, if it leaks - replace it, shortening the pipe by cutting out the split will solve the problem short term but the pipe will still be dodgy overall.

The blue arrow shows how much the end had sweeled before bursting.



shaun.


p.s. these pipes were made to stay on each end, although they are held with clips, they are glued to the metal housings that they sit over, especially at the engine end.
 

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Well I had it too today in the Wagon

The one hose missed in being replaced. The one from manifold to Throttle body.
I was very lucky it happend right out side my mates workshop. So a fix was done in 1 hour.
Can't belive my luck with that. I was about to for a longer drive too.
Now it's time to do the Mx-6 all round.
 

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i had the heater hose go, then another one went a week later..my advice is change em all, cos they will all start to leak...and it'll save u being stranded in the middle of nowhere, or on a long weekend!!
 

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djr

replace the hoses, don't do the Fe-DOHC conversion...... thats how mine started, i blew a hose :rolleyes:

should have just replaced the darn thing :(
 
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