I just don't want to have to take the heat shield off to inspect underneath it if someone has had a similar leak that could point me in the right direction.
The power train warranty is still in effect, but I think you're going to have to come up with a good complaint. Cosmetic isn't going to cut it. Coolant loss will depend on where it's coming from. (And the lines are not covered.)My question now is, my car has 62k miles. Would it be covered under the power train warranty?
I think they did you an injustice with what they charged you to replace that hose. You can buy the hose for around $9, and it takes about 3-5 minutes max to replace.I recently had to replace the overflow coolant outlet hose that sits very high and goes right into the coolant reservoir tank. It cost $171. I got $56 back because I have an extended warranty but had a $100 deductible.
Nice! Between that and Extreme's pcv solution I think this board has solved all the gen 1 weaknesses. GM should pay you guys.The little hose that goes back to the coolant tank failed and leaked. When I took it apart I was alrmed to see how patheticly thin it was and am surprised it has last 87,000 miles.
So I made a part on the lathe.. I pulled out the insert which is a 5/8ths OD tube with an O ring and a groove for the spring clip.
I simply copied the bottom part on the lathe (I used steel as it was what I had) and made a thick top into which I drilled/tapped a 1/8th NPT thread and screwed in a 5/16ths hose adapter. I then cut the end oh the hose with the plastic clamp arrangement and connected the hose with a hose clamp as shown.
Looks a lot beefier than the original.