Hello all,

My 84 Westy is leaking coolant. I believe that I have traced the leak to the Coolant hose bleeder. I cannot see a crack but it is obviously leaking from the bottom of the bleeder. I have two questions that I hope people can help me with.

1. I see there are plastic and aluminum replacements. What are the pros and cons between the two? The one in there is plastic. I do not know when it was last replaced if at all.

2. If I choose to replace this myself is there anything else to it then just removing the old part and putting in the new one? It seems pretty straight forward. Make sure it clips in and some hose clamps. Do I need to adjust anything?

Any advice would be welcomed.


1984 Westfalia WC