I posted about that hose leaking - the steel/rubber one - a few days back and got replies about the $15 hose working - one guy had been driving for a few months since replacing it. It was a PAIN as they all stated - getting it in. My husband about croaked. Said he'll NEVER work on another car again, ..along the same lines of your posts..pretty much..lol. BUT NOW - the check engine line is on! He did say he noticed a drip - ever so slow - from where the hearter hose attaches down there now .... the water is staying high in the resovoir thingy - and I have driven alot in it. Any clues as to why the engine light might be on now?