Some work done more to come, asking for some tips and looking for some hoses!

jorrituk

Member
Morning all,

after replacing the front suspension, springs, dampers etc. I decided to fix the leaking fuel pump and change the thermostat. I did take my time so the rear brake had seized up when trying to move the car. Luckily the big persuader helped and I managed a quick run around to block and thermostat and suspension all seem fine but There was a little drip, coolant! I noticed that the heating hoses going to and from the heater matrix were a bit swollen where the fuel had dripped on them and it looks that these need replacing. Anbody got those 2 hoses and tips how to remove them, do I need to remove the wiper and it,s surroundings? Btw it is an 1,4 tdi which I keep as a second car and slowly replace all worn parts. Next: rear suspension and rear brakes but it needs MOT soon so hoses firts. Cheers Jorrit
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Edwrai

Member
Morning all,

after replacing the front suspension, springs, dampers etc. I decided to fix the leaking fuel pump and change the thermostat. I did take my time so the rear brake had seized up when trying to move the car. Luckily the big persuader helped and I managed a quick run around to block and thermostat and suspension all seem fine but There was a little drip, coolant! I noticed that the heating hoses going to and from the heater matrix were a bit swollen where the fuel had dripped on them and it looks that these need replacing. Anbody got those 2 hoses and tips how to remove them, do I need to remove the wiper and it,s surroundings? Btw it is an 1,4 tdi which I keep as a second car and slowly replace all worn parts. Next: rear suspension and rear brakes but it needs MOT soon so hoses firts. Cheers Jorrit
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I would get these pipes new, to remove you need to open the clips there is a tool but mole grips also work the wiggy they off.

I think all you need to remove for better access is maybe the scuttle, from memory not sure if the scuttle is that much in the war


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jorrituk

Member
I would get these pipes new, to remove you need to open the clips there is a tool but mole grips also work the wiggy they off.

I think all you need to remove for better access is maybe the scuttle, from memory not sure if the scuttle is that much in the war


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Thanks I will get in contact with the local dealer
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
Make triple sure the tandem is no longer leaking before you replace the hoses as they are expensive. My resealed tandem failed very quickly afterwards and I ended up having to fit 2 sets of pipes:mad:🤬
 
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