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My live oil gauge is leaking, what do you use??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by calvin, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. calvin

    calvin 1/2 ton status

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    For the life of me I cant get this stup plastic oil line to not leak. I've replaced it like 3 times. It doesn't leak at the guage just where it goes in the block. Should I look into getting a copper line setup, like what was original?

    What do you run?

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  2. calvin

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    ttt

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    I had this problem most recently when I forgot to reconnect the line in mine, and did an emergency reconnect. I believe you have to crush the cone sleeve around the line to get it to stay in there and not leak. You'll probably have to go buy another small one of the installation kits that have all the fittings and hose (keep a spare too, the cone sleeves are a pain in the butt to reuse; I've had to do it on the side of the road, which is 3x worse than just having to do it)...

    Take the cap that you screw down over the fitting, insert the cone in it, point end facing out. Hand screw it down over the fitting to measure it. Count the exposed threads on the fitting, remove it, and slide the hose through it. Place the hose into the fitting on the block, slide the cone down it, then screw the cap down over it. Keep screwing the cap down until you reach the point you measure, then give it a couple more turns with a wrench.
    Basically, you want to crush that little cone sleeve around the line. That's the only way I've ever gotten them to stop leaking.

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    Or better yet order a stainless bradied line kit from Summit. No plastic hoses to melt and leak. A friend lost his new 350 because of a plastic oil pressure line.

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  5. calvin

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    ahha....there we go. Sweet suggestion, I didn't know they offered one. Thanks alot. Don't want to lose my 396 to some $5 line.

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    solution. smash it with a sledge and buy an electrical one. I had nothing but problems with three live oil gauges in my vehicles.

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    I wouldn't trust my engine to an electric gauge. You can if you want.

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    I agree guys, but I'd like to keep my tach dash all original, and I don't see any other way.

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