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Tranny cooler lines---Can I use hydraulic hose???has anyone else??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by diesel4me, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm tired of rusty tranny cooler lines--could I have custom ones made of rubber hydraulic hose with the correct 5/16 flare fittings crimped on--they are rated 4000 psi so I dont see a pressure problem--or does the steel oem tubing help cool it some too??.Here in massachussetts they only last one year due to salt--and they always leak when you are well dressed or leaving to go somewhere and cant be late,(like work!)-- /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Anyone have any suggestions??--I'm ready to make em out of schedule 40 pipe pretty soon!. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. willyswanter

    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I had the local Aeroquip dealer make me some custom rubber lines and they are great /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif. I had been through 3 sets of factory lines already...
     
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    earl87gta 1/2 ton status

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    Just make shure it you use a line that can handel the heat from the trans.
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    For a temporary fix, hose clamps and rubber tranny hose at 99 cents a foot isn't such a bad idea.
     

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