Vauxhall Astra water hose failure

2004 Vauxhall Astra Problem

CarVauxhall Astra 1.4 club
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hose connection to top of water pump failed whilst driving causing loss of coolant and subsequent damage to cylinder head.
This apparently is due to a bad design fault using a plastic fitting to connect hose to water pump-I believe that replacements are now being supplied with metal fixings requiring the pump casing to drilled and tapped
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

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