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Expansion tank lower hose...

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I just installed a used TDI engine in a 2001 Beetle, got manual but must be a misprint on where to hook up lower hose

States to hook to upper radiator but is not the right size...I think it hooks to the smaller one to the right of the thermostat...but the hose I have left does not reach correctly...should I get a new generic hose and hook it up?

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Make it fit ,change it for a longer one as long as it fits ,the one from top of the rad runs into the expansion bottle

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