Personally I’m a big fan of doing exactly what my mechanic recommends lol.You can cap it, but what about the other end of the pipe...You would have to braze it closed or something...Better option would be just fit the car with the new solution pipe IMO..J
Not sure I agree there..When you go into a/c mode that coolant feed isn't gonna go through the heater core anyways...Why would you need a valve job? JI would not cap it off. I’d be afraid in would over heat the heads and at minimum you would be looking at a Valve Job if not worse. The hose is there for circulation.
I had one of my big block engines on my boat overheat and it ended up burning out a couple of valves. I certainly don’t know these engines like you do Jason. But I would not cap of a coolant line, just my 2 cents.Not sure I agree there..When you go into a/c mode that coolant feed isn't gonna go through the heater core anyways...Why would you need a valve job? J
She’s not a Go Fast, but she is comfortable! And at this point her age is becoming Graceful.You must have money to have a boat with a big block let alone two.( I love a big go fast boat)
I'm not a fan of blocking stuff off like that as well..J
I probably should know this but could you elaborate on what you mean by the "new solution"? I am in the Rockies, too. I may breakdown before my car's coolant hose (lol) so I'll probably postpose replacement until I am forced to do it. Regards.I am going to replace mine this winter with the new solution(update) setup. Not interested in being stranded in the Rockies facing a $1,000 tow bill LOL
I'm 100% sure all M139 QP's from 2009-2013 (I believe the Gran turismo also has this) - these cars need the heat exchanger to cool down the transmission. It is supposed to be maintained every 50,000 miles which I did not know. My hose blew up last 4th of july 2020 driving from SF > San Diego on i-5. I got towed to Ferrari of San diego, and got hit with a $2,700 bill. The parts are only $300. I could have done this myself back at home!!!!Hello, I have read about the Coolant hose that runs between the engine and Transmission that
Without warning can let go and ruin your day. And the cost associated with the repairs.
Which car year and engine models are the problematic ones? Has this issue been fixed in later years? What years would you avoid?
Thank You all. Safe Travels.
TRIGGEREDThe heat exchanger for the transmission has no rubber lines..It is solid metal with braided stainless where it attaches to the transmission...The rubber line is on the crossover pipe betwwen the heads...You got flat out raped BTW...Can you say that these days??? sorry...J