10 years out of a hot rubber hose seems fair to me too. 🤷♀️The hose goes bad from the inside out because of electrolysis within the engine that goes on because of the dissimilar metals in the engine and the coolant...Stuff like that is kinda common in some cars...Just to point out that all these cars with broken hoses are well out of warranty and the part did its job from a manufacture stand point...Jason
Silicone hose is basically indestructible. I use it when im replacing any vacuum hose on BMW's or Porsches i work on. BMW, by far, has the 80,000 mile coolant hose explosion. The aftermarket has options out there. But for this little hose, I would just get bulk silicone hose.Does this "The hose goes bad from the inside out because of electrolysis within the engine that goes on because of the dissimilar metals in the engine and the coolant." ...mean there is no modern hose that is heat resistant that is fiberglass reinforced that would not last 10+ years?
I like the way you think!!!Yeah I would just replace that small hose. I would take it to the local industrial hose shop and say "give me 4 inches of the best hose you got!" No matter how much it costs Lol. And it would be nice if its steel braided too.
Really, it seems like they could have made that pipe rigid all the way across. Theres no flexing between cylinder heads.
I'm surprised noone asked about the new setup- is there no connection between the 2 sides of the engine now? I'm in the middle of replacing mine... and need to know if to get normal setup or is this the "new way" for a 2010 GTS?
The driver side plug is NOT included with hose. You'll need:Thanks, Hope it's included with the hose!
(gathering all the intel I can for when the day comes!) Knock on wood...
In my case the hose didn't blow, the pipe ruptured at the connection to the banjo bolt.I just fix the older ones with a better hose....It isn't big enough of a problem were I'm gonna go through explaining all this to a customer...The original one lasted 10 years and none of these folks are gonna own the car for another 10 years...Jason