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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:14 pm 
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On the EF I6 there's a solid heater pipe running on the passenger side underneath the inlet manifold. I believe it goes from the thermostat housing down to were the heater tap is above the swaybar.
I've had a leak coming from this area for the last week. Today I lifted the front of the car and removed the hose that connected to this solid pipe from the heater tap. I got a brand new replacement hose, put it on, and as I was tightening up the hose clamps, it fell off.
I thought that was really odd as it was a tight fit. But it's actually broken the barb that the hose slides over off of the solid pipe.
Anyone know how hard it is to replace this solid pipe? Looks a bit like a fidly prick (not helped by the far I have a supercharger, secondary fuel pump, strut brace and larger swaybar all in the way).

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:41 pm 
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That pipe runs up to the lower thermostat housing. There is a small braket holding it in with a 10mm bolt and a side bracket a bit after the bend mounting it to the BBM.

I believe the pipe is metal of some kind. It is an interference fit in the lower thermostat housing and it could be difficult to remove. Patience and a big hammer is called for. There is also a smaller pipe that branches off it so look out for that one as well.

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:40 pm 
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If the pipe is metal, why's the end plastic (or I'm assuming it's plastic as it feels like it)? Any idea if just the plastic end peice is replacable?
I just had a look and the entire blower bracket has to be shifted or removed to get to the bolt holding the pipe to the thermostat housing.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:18 pm 
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The metal pipe that runs round the back of the engine has a plastic endpiece - these often crack/disintegrate.
You can carefully butcher - i.e. get a set of sidecutters, cut/peel off the plastic nozzle/clips, etc, and you'll be left with the metal pipe which has a step that goes around it - put your hose over it and jubilee clamp it. Be careful not to damage the metal pipe when butchering.

It'll be a fiddly job normally as there's not a lot of surrounding space.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:47 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
The metal pipe that runs round the back of the engine has a plastic endpiece - these often crack/disintegrate.
You can carefully butcher - i.e. get a set of sidecutters, cut/peel off the plastic nozzle/clips, etc, and you'll be left with the metal pipe which has a step that goes around it - put your hose over it and jubilee clamp it. Be careful not to damage the metal pipe when butchering.

It'll be a fiddly job normally as there's not a lot of surrounding space.


Thanks mate, just the type of answer I was hoping for.
As you said there's normally not a lot of surround space, then I've also mounted the secondary fuel pump there and got the strut braces, so there's even less now!

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:19 pm 
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NP. IIRC, I got mine off by carefully cutting it with a hacksaw blade, then using a screwdriver blade to split it, and pull the plastic surround off.
As I say, be careful not to cut into the collar that goes around the pipe, as this will seal and hold the rubber hose on when you fit it.

 

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