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hey everyone. today i went driving around and i drove the car hard, very hard. powerslide it and gave the turbo a workout that it hasn't seen in a while. well all was very fun and lifted my mood, but towards the end of my ride, i noticed some smoke from under the hood. then i was engulfed with a whole bunch of smoke. it smelt like coolant. so i look out the back and since my car was covered in smoke thought that my head gasket blew. i parked the car, wasn't too worried about it, since its my weekend fun car anyways and i used it today the way i wanted to use it when i bought it. looked under the hood, and my whole engine was covered in coolant and i was thinking that i tore the HG apart like nothing. but it turned out to be the coolant hose that is right next to the stock bov. it was leaking bad.
-so my question is, i know that it probably pooped because of a lot of pressure. but is this normal, or do i have too much pressure in the cooling system. it probably poped off because the hose is old and the hose is deteriorated. so i was wondering if there are stronger hoses out there, like s.s. ones or braded ones? because i dont want to worry about that one again.
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mine did that. replace the hose, dry out your engine, and DRAIN the spark plug valley and dry off or (better) replace the spark plugs and you'll be good to go. that hose gets a lot of heat from the exhaust manifold right there and is the most likely to fail. i wouldn't worry about it as long as you shut if off quickly.
 

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Most likely happened due to an old hose, the max pressure the lines are supposed to be able to hold is nothing near what the radiator can output, so most problems with hoses blowing or leaking comes from either bad clamps or old hoses :)

Only a supra owner "wasn't too worried about" a blown headgasket :lol:
 

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i wanted to turn off the car right away, but i couldnt because i dont have a turbo timer, and i ran it hard, so didnt want to ruin the turbo. i guess that i'll ust change the hose, do you recommend changing anything else while i'm down there?
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Only a supra owner "wasn't too worried about" a blown headgasket
i almost choked on my donut when i read that. thats funny. but i wasnt too worried about it because it would give me a reason to get a mhg.
 

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alright, new plugs it is. would you recomend irridiums or ust the platinums. i never changed plugs on turbos. i always got bosch +2's on my other cars, would bosch +4's work good on this car? i really dont want to spend $12/per plug.
 
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