Help Needed! Where the heck does this hose connect?
Doing an engine swap. I labeled all the hoses, vac lines, etc., but wouldn't you know it, the one coolant hose that I missed tagging is the one I really needed the help with.
I don't have picture posting capability at the moment, so I'll describe it:
The hose starts at the base of the header tank on the forward side, and is zip tied to the big bundle of hoses. It runs down and forward, where it connects with a short hard tube to another hose. This second hose is formed with several bends and has a soft foam sleeve over it. And it goes to... where? I'm damned if I can find anything to connect it to.
It would be a perfect fit for either of the two small ports on the left of the head. (The two ports are just forward of the big hose that feeds from the block to the radiator via the left side sill.) But those are taken. One connects to the upper header tank return and the other connects to the throttle body loop.
The manual, section 14.KH, has a schematic, but it is hard to follow. It seems to show the hose in question connecting to the engine water pipe, at the T under the intake manifold. But that T is taken up by the loop that Toyota runs a small oil cooler on. (Lotus bypassed this loop with the infamous u-bend booby trap).
Surely I'm missing something obvious. Somebody dope slap me, please!
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