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CJ Reed

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heater hose that connects at the back of a V6 engine
« on: 07 March 2018, 13:42:45 »

My V6 2.5 CDX had a coolant leak at the back of the engine. It must feed the heater matrix.
A hose had split and was leaking coolant
A leak arrester fluid helped me get home.
I believe the engine has to be dropped to replace this hose.
I did not see the work for myself.
I am wondering is this common, as I wish to buy a 2002  V6 Elite but worry about the condition of the hose.
The vendors garage only had blank looks, common I believe.
Any advise most grateful
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Re: heater hose that connects at the back of a V6 engine
« Reply #1 on: 07 March 2018, 13:49:21 »

NONE of the hoses require engine removal! What oppsing idiot told you that?


The hoses that connect to the heater matrix have an unnecessarily complicated connector on them, but they're merely awkward to change. As are all of the other jobs at the back of the engine.


Traditionally these hoses haven't been a problem, but as the youngest Omega is 15 years old, replacements shouldn't be a surprise.


You might want to find a better garage
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Re: heater hose that connects at the back of a V6 engine
« Reply #2 on: 07 March 2018, 13:54:54 »

If the car you are considering is local, you might want to contact Entwood to see if he will be able to look the car over for you... Alternatively Joff, but I haven't seen him here for a good while...  :-\
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Re: heater hose that connects at the back of a V6 engine
« Reply #3 on: 07 March 2018, 16:25:25 »

Lifting the wiper scuttle panel off is a lot easier than dropping the engine, and even that isn't strictly necessary, just makes it easier on the knuckles.  ;)
Check the car for cambelt history, leaking camcovers and rust. Further rearwards you look, the more likely you are to find rust.
As mentioned, try and take someone with you who knows Omegas. They can be peculiar old beasts.
Also, checking the MOT history on the Govt. website can give useful info on history and condition.
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