Pop goes the aircon
The aircon hose on my 146 has burst at the point where it runs past the exhaust manifold - an obvious design fault to my mind (freezing(ish) fluids running through a pipe 2 inches from the hottest part of the engine).
Does anyone know where I might find a cheap (eg not AR new part) replacement for this hose (perhaps someone is breaking a car with a similar system or can I get hold of replacement parts from non AR sources)?
Has anyone else suffered the same problem, and are there any solutions? (a heat sheild perhaps)