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Old 03-17-2005, 01:18   #1 (permalink)
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Cooling system (hoses)

Had a hose bust on me last night. Coolant light came on and I just babied the car home... Though I noticed it had a distinctive miss under load... Is this something to do with it over heating or could I have blown the head?

Also, the suspect hose is just under all the EFI intake part. Whats the easiest way to replace said hose without my neighbours complaning about the excessive language?

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Old 03-17-2005, 01:19   #2 (permalink)
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Shivvers... should have said its an EL Futura!

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Old 03-17-2005, 02:55   #3 (permalink)
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Can ya cut it back a little bit? Thats the first signs of a blown head gasket in my books. Ya might be lucky but even if the engine did not overheat I was told that with a blown head gasket it will blow pressure into the cooling system. So in other words if another part of the cooling system goes, then its safe to say ya up for some $$$$. It happened to me about a month ago, now the heads at a mechanics with a crack and I cant afford to fix it!!!! If the split is over the distibutor then it might be why its missing because its what happened to mine, water was hitting the distributor and making the car cut in and out.
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was it like this

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lol... no not that bad!

So chances are this hose blew cause of a pressure build up and made the hose split? But hopefully the hose was just old and detiorating and was just a matter of time....

Is there anything else I can check to see if it is the head gasket? I've checked the oil and it looked ok.... I've heard that you can also take of the oil cap and look for something?

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Old 03-17-2005, 05:19   #6 (permalink)
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first thing to do is a compression check, and if all even pressure test your coolant system to find your leak
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