Re: Help. Really hot hose keeps burning through
On Sat, 02 Jul 2005 01:45:06 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
>Do you hear exhaust sound coming from it?
Well, the noise sounds like a tapping that could very well be exhaust
noise. And, remember, after the hose I put on was connected, and
before the new one I put on burned through, it had silenced the noise.
So. I would think it was perhaps exhaust rather than engine.
>Sounds like some jerk thought you could use rubber in the EGR system.
What is the EGR system? (I am obviously not a mechanic.)
If so, what is the likely solution? Do I need a special, "non-rubber"
hose, or something?
What is the EGR system, anyway? (I am obviously not a mechanic.)
>Bill <email@example.com> wrote in
>> I have a 91 taurus wagon. Recently I had some work done on the
>> engine. Lately, I noticed a noise. I looked around and found that a
>> 5/8" heater hose had burned through. The hose connects a short
>> upright pipe coming up from what looks like a manifold to a longish
>> horizontal pipe that goes right to left at the rear of the engine.
>> The hose was about 6 inches long. The location of this assembly is the
>> left rear of the engine compartment when facing the engine from the
>> I went to the auto supply and got a length of heater hose and
>> connected it with the two hose clamps. I started the car and the
>> noise seemed to disappear. Great. I went for a short trip and when I
>> was returning home, I heard the noise again. When I got home, I
>> popped the hood and sure enough, the new hose had a hole burned in it.
>> So my question is, is it normal for that kind of heat to be present at
>> that location and do I need a special kind of hose that will contain
>> the heat.
>> Any help is really appreciated. Thanks, bill