A New Question
I replaced the busted hose and now have a new question:
What is the biggest factor in overheating? Loss of coolant water or loss of pressure through the ruptured hose?
I was averaging a coolant temp of 90-100 degrees with the leaky hose. At most, I would lose about a quart of water over the course of a few days. After replenishing it I would still run hot after a few miles of driving, but did not lose nearly as much water during that time.
So what is the culprit -- the loss of water or loss of pressure (or a combination of both)?