My 2000 9-5 has blown the pressure hose, somewhere in the front section between the pump and the cooling loop that hangs down from the subframe. I bought a new hose set, which is a newer design that has a much longer cooling loop that spans the entire front of the car, and also includes the portion that goes behind the engine to the rack. The rear part of the hose looks like a major PITA to replace, since it goes right up against the firewall, above the subframe. I've heard that the subframe needs to be dropped to do that part of it. I'd replace just the front section, but the newer pipe design has the gender of the connectors reversed. If I replaced just the front part, I'd have to find a female to female metric coupler. Has anyone done that? Alternatively, has anyone replaced the rear section without dropping the subframe? I dropped it less than a year ago to replace the bushings, and I'm not eager to do it again, but I will if that's the only way.