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Remember to check the hoses

By autotech-nath on September 1, 2019

Within the turbo system are several hoses that play a vital role in maintaining performance and the engine’s emissions. As they are exposed to large changes in temperature and pressure, if they are not replaced when they show signs of wear, they will inevitably fail. When changing the turbo, you should automatically check the condition of the turbo hoses and the engine’s other hoses. 

They are still sometimes thought of as a dealer-only product, but First Line has a comprehensive range, offering more than 700-part numbers. Amongst the most popular applications are VAG A3, Leon, Golf V 1.9 TDI (First Line part number FTH1078), Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 2004> (FTH1295) and BMW E46 320D 1998-2005 (FTH1190). When it comes to recent new to range additions, these include Audi A1 1.6 TDI 2010> and Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI 2012> (FTH1543), as well as Mercedes Viano 2.2 and Vito 2.1 2003>16 (FTH1601). 

Twenty hose clips, available in both ‘standard’ 1000 series and ‘heavy duty’ 1100 series specification, ensure an effective seal. 

Turbo hose identification can be a challenge, sometimes proving difficult to explain to a supplier which one is required. To help overcome this, First Line has created technical layout drawings for every application, which can be accessed through the company’s WebCat and can also be viewed in MAM AutoCat and TecDoc. 

All hoses are covered by a two-year/24,000-mile warranty. 

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