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WTB PS cooler hose?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kickinasphalt383, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. kickinasphalt383

    kickinasphalt383 1/2 ton status

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    I am trying to install a Flex-A-Lite PS cooler (same as trans/engine cooler) and the hose that was provided is not long enough. so i went to 4 auto parts stores to find a hose. they have the correct I.D. hose but the auto parts hose is not as thick. can i get away with using the thinner stuff or do i have to find the thicker hose somewhere? and if so where?
     
  2. Russ1020

    Russ1020 Registered Member

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    I did the same thing with a trans cooler from an automatic on my power steering also. I ran the parts house stuff, from the low pressure side of the steering box through the cooler, then back to the return side of the pump and I have never had a problem with it. I also like the extra capacity you get. Hope this helps.
     
  3. TopOff

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    Use Fuel Injection hose. This is rated from 40 to 80 PSI. Regular hose, (I think) is only rated to 20 PSI.

    Steering fluid catches fire whe splashed onto headers...
    I saw a bronco do this on a hilll....
     

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