TheBeastie Posted February 17, 2008 Share Posted February 17, 2008 I have just ordered up X-Eng fan switch and felt it might be a good opportunity to renew all my cooling hoses at the same time since system will have to be fully drained. It is not that they look rough so perhaps it is a silly idea? - any thoughts helpful. However when I went to look for new ones on web I got confused since there seems to be a suggestion that the radiator to expansion tank is a separate item from the bottom hose. I know my engine is a 200Tdi (well that is what I have been told anyway ) but the bottom hose on mine runs from the radiator, up over the steering box and then round to the bottom of the water pump with a narrower tube going off at right angles up to the expansion tank. The joint between these two pipes looks as if it is factory sealed. The water pump elbow and the top pipe look fairly bog standard. Does it make sense to renew them or should I just cut through the existing bottom pipe between the radiator and the joint off up to the expansin tank (presumably trying to avoid any curve to get good seal and also avoiding the steering box to stop vibration) and insert the thermostatic switch? Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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