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Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by colbystephens, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i need to replace the oil cooler lines which go from the block to the rad. i called the parts store today and they couldn't locate that number. can anyone help me out? thanks!
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    so i spoke to the parts dept. at the dealership and he said this part has been discontinued! how strange. so i'm thinking of making my own - i only need to replace one b/c i broke the metal part of the line, so i was thinking to use some rubber hose and some clamps. anything wrong with that?
     
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    If I recall correctly...over at dieselplace.com...there is some diesel shop in Texas that sells a premade up pair of oil cooler hoses...to replace the solid lines on . I think I saw them there ...in a plastic bag..all pretty with crimped ends... stand by I'll go huntinging for ya.
     
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    If you have a hydraulics shop near you , it might be cheaper to have them put a couple together for you. I know in the past some members have done that for oil lines and PS lines - much cheaper than the stealer...
     
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    so would you then object to using rubber hosing and clamps?
     
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    I'm kinda half ass looking for some too. Right now, I just took a piece of power steering hose and looped it from one barb fitting to the other above the oil filter and secured with hose clamps, I've had it like that for about 6 or 7 months and its held up so far. I dont know what kind of pressure those hoses operate at but the factory ones are crimped. Has anyone tried looking at a parts store?
     
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    yeah, i've been to a parts store and no luck. would hoses from a gasser work? would the threads be the same? i could find that stuff easy at the local junk yard.
     
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    14036781..........14036782 these are GM numbers for the outlet and inlets
     
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    Personally?

    YES. Here's why:

    Engine oil is flammable, and those lines are in the vicinity of a hot exhaust manifold. Conventional wisdom says a stock engine (gas or diesel) won't get the manifolds hot enough to burn engine oil... but I don't want to play "Mythbusters" with my truck.

    Engine oil is also critical to engine life. You can get away with a couple minutes of engine operation without coolant if a hose clamp breaks or slips off. Might kill the waterpump, but that's nothing compared to a couple minutes of engine operation with no oil pressure.


    That's my story and I'm sticking to it. YMMV.:wink1:
     
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    thanks guys - good point. any ideas about using the outlet/inlet hoses off a gasser, would it work??
     
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    dude, just take the old ones to a hydraulic shop and have em make up new ones.. take a peek in the phone book.. prolly run ya 30 a piece or so...

    i wouldn't barb and clamp em... if not a crimp style, at least an AN style setup would be what i'd run... not worth taking a chance on them...
     
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    that's a good idea. i'll look in to that.
     
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    i wondered if you did see my reply here for part numbers ????
     
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    i saw them - i should try that. i spoke to the dealer tho and he said that GM had discontinued that part, so I didn't think to try those. however, perhaps these are different part numbers. thanks, i'll try it.
     
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    I know dealers can run a check of other dealers stock and let you know ?
     

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