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Old 10-17-2010, 06:06 PM
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Broken plastic hose

While examing the engine compartment today of my '93 525i, I noticed that a plastic hose, the one that is just to the center of the air filter, has a rather large hole in it. Obviously, you don't want holes in these things but I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this is something serious that needs to get fixed ASAP or can it wait til the end of the month?
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:12 PM
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These plastic hoses are cheap and it looks like you're talking about the alternator's cooling hose. Yes, please have that fixed you don't want to compromise your alternator's cooling. It would be best if you could post a picture of the cracked hose for us to make absolutely sure, it could be something else.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:39 PM
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Hey roberto, thanks for the reply. I did confirm that it is the alternator cooling hose. It is so brittle that it disintegrates at the touch. I'm going to try to order one soon. Hopefully, it won't give me any problems until I get a new one.
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:54 PM
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Yeah, its cheap and its no real biggie. But what you need to do.......is to make sure that your other hoses especially the coolant ones are in good shape. Those are not made of plastic, but its a very good habit to check every hose whenever any cracked hose is found.
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