Noobie here, some great info here at CVn. This a topic I am going to get familiar with, but it's a 2001 PI engine.

Is there room under the intake to run a top grade soft hose or is the steel line the only way I wonder? I can see there's not a lot of room under there.

I saw somewhere where an effective fix for a failing steel line was using rubber lines and a 90* elbow at that nipple under the alternator and bringing that line out in front of the intake to curve back towards the heater core?
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