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Old 06-06-2006, 10:53 AM   #11
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Let'* add a note here.

If you look at your car and the nipple is plastic...do the preventative maintenance and have it changed out. It'* well worth not paying for the towing. (mine went 22 hours after purchasing the car...95)

Now..on the plastic elbow. I think it was cheaper for me to pick up the elbow at my local dealer. They stock them and it'* a quick thing to get. I'm heard of them seeping ..but never giving out yet.
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i can get the elbows for $2 at pepboys around here... i just got one today since it was the second one to blow out on my other bonnie
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Let'* add a note here.

If you look at your car and the nipple is plastic...do the preventative maintenance and have it changed out. It'* well worth not paying for the towing. (mine went 22 hours after purchasing the car...95)

Now..on the plastic elbow. I think it was cheaper for me to pick up the elbow at my local dealer. They stock them and it'* a quick thing to get. I'm heard of them seeping ..but never giving out yet.
I think the dealer here charges about $1 more... And we have heard of a few of them rupturing while people were on the road... Make sure thats replaced when the lower gaskets are replaced.... Never reuse the Elbow

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I've been thinking of firing up the TIG and making them out of stainless tubing. They're .875 OD and should be easy.
That would help w/ cooling as well especially if you could tap weld fins on it. I lkie the idea
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