okay so, the internet has failed me so far regarding any information of this stupid little hose that has me worried.
its located right at the radiator cap, its small, about a quarter inch, looks to be rubber/nylon. isn't connected to anything.
What the hell is it for? why isn't it connected? should it be connected and to what? is it supposed to have a clamp?
im asking this because when i stopped at the ATM today, i left the 82 GL wagon idling, which normally isn't an issue. Wheni sat back down in the car, radiator steam started flowing out everywhere.
i shut the car off, and saw that the little hose i mentioned earlier had popped off. after waiting for the engine to cool down, i put the hose back on. It went back on without any effort, which leads me to believe that it can come back off without effort. I drove the subie back home, (about 2 miles), watching the temperature gauge because i had lost about a quarter of my coolant. Temp was a tick or two higher than normal, but stayed within a good range.
Should i be worried about this little hose?
please let me know ASAP guys, i have to get to work at 630 AM tomorrow, and its a 15 mile drive from MLT, WA to Redmond, WA.
I know a few of you guys are from the area, i would really appreciate any help or advice if possible.
PS: i know i generally just come on here for help and complain about problems, but im still learning about this old gal. Its the oldest car i have owned, and she is tough for sure, but subies are all new to me too. My last car was a 95 wrangler i had for 8 years (RIP), i knew that car really well, hope to learn about this one just as well.