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Pics/specs of aftermarket OIL COOLER lines?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Can Can, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I know a whack of you out there are running aftermarket oil coolers, and I can only imagine how many different variations of oil cooler lines and connections are being used. I'm trying to figure out if I should run barbed fittings, rubber lines, and hose clamps between the cooler adapter and the cooler, or spend the extra coin and upgrade to threaded swivel-type fittings on custom length braided lines. For that matter, what are the pros and cons of using solid lines with factory-style fittings?

    FWIW, I'm using the factory cooler adapter.
     
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    I dont have one but I would spend the extra coin to get the threaded swivel-type fittings on custom length braided lines because they would be less likely to blow off and ruin your day. thats my 2 cents anyway:thinking: . Oh and another plus is that it look cooler.:D :p:
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well Mr. canman, looks like you've decided to stick around afterall. :thumb:

    I would run the factory stuff. No problem getting replacement stuff later if needed (which i doubt you ever will) and it is some quality stuff.

    I also read your trip report and thought it was cool. Did you read Greg72's when he drove cross country a few years ago? There is a bunch of good folk on here and someday when i make a road trip i'd like to meet as many of you guys as i can.
     
  4. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the input, brother. I'm not familiar with the fitting and line specs you are talking about. What exactly does "-AN" and "-10" stand for? The pipe I deal with is usually measured by the ID in millimeters.

    Does anybody else have anything else to add?
     
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    yep

    i would just use barbed fittings with some oil rated hose use some hose clamps.
    is the trans built higher line pressure than use two clamps instead of one
    when done do a brake torque to build up line pressure and make sure that the lines are still on but they should be fine.:laugh:
     
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    Exactly what you need. And yes, it's Army/Navy, These fittings were developed so different branches of the service could " connect" in the field. They are 37 deg. flare so they cannot be accidently connected with lesser quality automotive type fittings. Then in the 50's racers discovered them and the rest is history.
     
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    I always hear that its Air Force/Navy. but anyways, you can also use them on rubber hose as well as the steel breaded teflon hose.
     
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    My word, cant you find a cheaper oil filter then that? :rolleyes: :wink1:
     
  9. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Just what I was looking for. Thanks very much, Michael!!! :bow:

    Do you have the same fittings on the oil cooler? How much did the braided hoses and fittings cost? Where did you get them?
     
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    Here is what im running. I made the line, but you might be able to oreilly auto parts to make em, I just dont know if they carry the right fittings. I had gotten adapters for the coolers and oil filter adpapter then the rest is flare fittings.

    I basically ran it to the core support and then to the cooler.

    Oh and its all -6 AN fittings

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    Damn, is it just me or is that bumper about a foot deep?
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    definitely a deer slayer.

    as far as the AN fittings and stuff, I think someone should do a FAQ (with pics!) on making your own lines. Would be handy info. Considering the cost of braided hose, per ft, I really don't feel like making a bunch of screw ups and flushing $ down the toilet. :thumb:

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    Its the pic. Its about 6-8 inches. Its that big because I have a folding grille guard that goes with it.

    Makes a nice step though.
     
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    This is a cool thread, I have this and don't know what to do with it....

    -Avery

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    That looks like a good power steering cooler. Not really big enough for oil or tranny though.
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I could find a way to mount it behind the grill but in front of the radiator but I didnt' know what to use it for. Is a power steering cooler worth while and if so can I just splice into one of the lines and run it over to the cooler?

    -Avery
     
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    Yes a cooler is worth while it will help your pump last longer. You can just splice it into the low pressure side of the pump, it will be the hose with the hose clamps on it, not attached metal ends. Just go to the parts store and get some high pressure 3/8" hose, stick that bitch on there and you're god to go.
     
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    cool, I'll pick that stuff up next time I'm at the parts store, it'll probably be worth while since it's starting to get hot here. I was thinking that a tranny cooler would be worth while too to help my 700r4 make it through the hot times.

    -Avery
     
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    Ask, and ye shall receive...

    Straight from Aeroquip: Hose assembly and accessories. Lotsa good info and pics in there.
    I recommend practicing a few times to get the feel for it, especially for something like oil lines.
    I also recommend getting a set (or just your needed size) of pressure-test fittings so you can test your newly-assembled masterpieces for leakage. You can get them at Pegasus Auto Racing.com.




    OH, BTW - AN has always stood for Army-Navy. The AN standard was created before the Air Force was...
     

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