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Heater coil hose to engine leaking need a temporary fix?

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I have the same problem, and if your car is the z24 model, your better off changing the whole rubber hole lining, get from the junkyard around 10-20 bucks new it's 240

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A good temp fix would be cutting the hose, and putting in ahose connector with hose clamps. Not the proper way but a good fix till it's done properly.

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There will be 2 hoses going through the firewall. Follow them to the motor, and pick one that will be long enough to disconnect from the firewall, and then hook it to where the other hose is on the engine. You cannot block the flow, but you can bypass the heater core.

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