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Quick connect heater matrix hose

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by NineNails, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. NineNails

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    The one that connects to the plastic flange pipe at back of head.
    Does anyone know the size of the sealing o ring just inside the pipe?
    Getting desperate to stop it leaking and can't get to the dealers for one
    Cheers :)
     
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    Also, is there supposed to be anything else inside that connection? It seems a bit not right that all that seals the connector is an o ring on the pipe spiggot. I've not lost a rubber washer out of there or something have I?
     
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    no, all that is in there is the o-ring.
    mine was leaking and when i opened it a few weeks ago the ring came out in 6 pieces.
    dont know how it wasnt washed away.
    i just got 10 different o-rings from a local auto factors for the princely sum of 2 euro.
    used the one that i thought fitted best inside the pipe - no leaks now.
     
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    Audi dont sell the seal sepreately either and theres nothing in ETKA.

    You sure its not a cracked flange?
     
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    Thanks for the input lads.
    I'm hoping the flange is not cracked Kev but it's kind of hard to have a good look back there. I want to try the easy things first :) The coolant is dripping off the bottom of the hose so I thought I'd try an o ring in there. I have a new cts to fit too so that will rule out that o ring. If it still leaks then it's gotta be the flange. Looks a tw*t of a job so wanted to avoid if possible mate
     
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    My housing had a hair line crack on it just at the bottom of the bend.

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    if you look at this pic were the bottom 10mm is if you look to the left of it and up abit you can see a circle just slightly from when its been molded mine was leaking there.
     
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    mine was cracked underneath too.
     
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    What's the flange like to change then, much pain?
     
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    I did mine with the engine out, but tbh its only two bolts so i cant see it being too difficult?
     
  10. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Piece of piss two bolts and slides off the pipe just dont drop one of the bolts on to the gearbox couldnt find it at all so got a bolt and washer bleed it up and then spotted it while checking for any leaks and threw it back in OCD i no lol when you get a new one you will need a new bung and clip i also changed my temp sensor to the green instead of blue. I also change the header tank so it was fresh and pink :)
     
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    Changed o ring and still leaking :(
    I have a new flange but it has two sensor ports. No problem I thought. I can use the old cts as a bung in the spare port. Pulled clip out of cts and promptly lost it down the back somewhere, so can't do it now untill next weekend when I can get time and a new clip.
    Another problem is I have the wrong cts. I recieved a blue 4 pin square cts. My cts is black and a D shape 4 pin. I can only see green ones for sale, is this ok??
     
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    All new ones are green.

    Only buy Genuine CTS from the dealer (or TPS) the saving isnt worth the hassle if it then starts acting odd.
     
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    Just to update: All fixed :)
    Wasn't too bad to do, with minimal damage to arms. There is a moulding seam along the pipe and that's where mine had been leaking. I'd also got some better, slightly fatter 'O' rings for the heater hose and a proper blanking plug for the spare port. I had to buy 10 'O' rings so if anyone wants one just PM me.
    For the search engines out there... Heater pipe o ring size for a good tight fit is 21mm ID x 4mm cross section
    Thanks for all the help as ever lads :)
    Si.
     

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