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R. Dave Carr

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« on: May 24, 2008, 03:50:34 PM »

Well, I've somehow developed a leak in one of the tranny cooler lines that run to the radiator.  Didn't leak before I pulled the radiator, but it sure does now.  Any one have any spares, or reccomendations as to what else I can replace the line or lines with?  I have a cruise in 3 weeks, would be nice if the car could go..........
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 06:35:01 PM »

You can use compression fittings and make a new piece.
 
Where is it leaking?
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 07:44:33 PM »

Looks like just behind the crossmember.  One of the lines appears to have been spliced twice already.
 
 
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008, 09:42:54 PM »

Youcan get new lines from any company like Fine lines...But it's not easy to install hard lines when the motor is in the hole....I had to do this on the wagon and it SUCKED!!!!

Well maybe third times the charm for a repair...


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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 01:38:55 AM »

Some copper tubing, a proper flare-tool and perhaps a tubing bender for nicer bends will get you a long way.






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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 02:28:46 AM »

Ditto here...Flare tool,quality bender and patience..
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 05:29:00 AM »

Put in new lines a few weeks ago.
If I can do it, you can do it (But don't use copper.  Too soft!)

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 05:47:07 AM »

Yes   Copper is too soft and will deteriorate in time from metal fatigue.  Use the steel
 
Then I suggest you cut out the piece that has been repaird several times and install a new piece with the compression fittings.
 
I am assuming you don't have a double flair tool, otherwise I woud say make a new one.  Two pieces of 5/16. a coupler and a bending tool with the flair tool is all you need.  And allot of patience.
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 05:49:16 AM »

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Herm  Is that a 62?  I can tell from the trans mount is has to be a 62, 63, 64.  Well a US version.
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008, 06:36:03 AM »

'64.

Of course as with all copper-lines, make well sure it's mounted vibration-free to prevent metal-fatigue.


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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2008, 11:54:38 AM »

Anyone used pushlock, or Aeroquip, or any of that other fancy stuff? carrman2008-05-25 16:54:52
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2008, 12:30:36 AM »


Quote from: POLARACO
Yes   Copper is too soft and will deteriorate in time from metal fatigue.  Use the steel

So how is this different from steel... look at the very first sentence in this topic...


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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2008, 12:47:29 AM »

So how is this different from steel... look at the very first sentence in this topic... [/QUOTE]
It would just be sooner than later...

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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2008, 07:35:34 AM »

The only place we ( in the resto shop) use copper line is from the radiator neck as a drain tube, oil pressure lines to gauges, and as vacuum lines to wiper motors. Steel or stainless steel is used for everything else. It's just the way I have been taught over the years....I know racers use aluminum for the main fuel lines, but I want the sturdiness and safety of double flared steel in my car.

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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2008, 10:12:59 AM »

I'll be the contrarion here.  You can use a good, heavy fuel line instead of the metal ones.  They're easier to install, won't crimp if you bend them the wrong direction, and are far cheaper.
 
People poo-poo this idea saying they will leak and are not factory original.  I used fuel line on my van with no leaks for 100,000 miles.  One of my two lines on the Newport are such, with no leaks, and I installed it in 2004.
 
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