Here is the link to that post. And here is a close-up of what burst:
As I explained in that post, even though I'm thrilled with the craftsmanship of the Mine's engine, and the performance nature of the custom VX-ROM, I've had several issues with some engine peripherals since the installation... a leaking water line, turbo oil lines breaking twice, and now this burst hose.
Also in that post and also in the conclusion, I hinted at some "goodies" that ended up not getting installed.
But it was all ok, Mine's got the car fixed and everything seemed to be fine.
However, when Nissan Prince was getting ready to install the GETRAG kit, they found this (and again, apologies for poor photo quality, I had to scan in the print-outs Nissan Prince gave me):
|Surface rust only perhaps, but still ugly.|
Well, take a look:
|Red arrow is the hose Mine's replaced|
|But it's THIS hose that's leaking now!|
And, I figured this would finally be my chance to install this:
|Full SAMCO heater hose kit.|
So, now the underside looks like this:
|Uh, wait a second, that's not exactly what I had in mind...|
In the meantime, I'm happy to report that the car now starts up like a motorcycle - i.e. very little resistance, it just fires up very quickly. So in addition to the 6 speed, the car now starts up like new and has some blue bling where most people will never see it.