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Jacques

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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2008, 10:54:33 AM »


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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.
There's nothing wrong with decent copper lines. They are also used for the pressurized propane on cars over here, and the pressure is 10-30 times higher than the transmission fluid pressure. Safe and durable.

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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2008, 12:06:26 PM »

I agree with the Snotster here, I fixed Mobby's trans line by using
fuel line and its hasent leaked since. It was far more cheaper and
hasent given us a problem since I it on.

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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2008, 12:07:44 PM »

Picking up trans cooler hose, and 1/8" pipe fittings today after work.
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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2008, 05:47:38 AM »

Well, tranny lines are run.  Hands are quite raw after shoving that tranny cooler hose onto the push-lok fittings.  No leaks that I can see either.  So, what do you reccomend for cleaning "Lake Dexron" off my garage floor?
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2008, 09:39:39 AM »

Kitty litter (Unused is best)  then some Gunk engine cleaner and a hose.  Spray it down good with the cleaner and wash it good.  Then hit it with some Dawn dish detergent and a broom.  Wash again.  Stain all gone!
 
I hope those push locks aren't plastic and the seals are oil impervious.  I would still suggest compression fittings.  More reliable.  But I'm old fashoned.
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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2008, 09:45:02 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2008, 10:12:05 AM »

Make sure your hose clamps are nice and tight and there should be no porblem.
 
Sorry I didn't get those pictures to you. 
 
Every time I work on a transmission my arms look like they are bleeding!  That stuff is a mess!
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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2008, 10:14:51 AM »

Parts store didn't think those type needed clamping, but I can do that when I get the car on a lift here shortly.  Gotta watch how closely they are to the engine fan.  Found out the easy way when I installed the new to me clutch fan last night.  Truned the fan by hand, and felt some rubbing.......
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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2008, 10:50:53 AM »

How long a bolt did you use?
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2008, 10:52:12 AM »

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Fittings are all brass:
 
 
You went all rubber?  Or did you use those for connections at the ends?
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2008, 10:52:28 AM »

5/16x1"  The rubbing was the fan blades on the new trans cooler line.
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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2008, 10:53:46 AM »

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Fittings are all brass:
 
 
 
I went all rubber with those fittings screwed into the radiator and trans.  Hoses are pushed on tightly past the second barb.  I have the raw hands to prove it today.
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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2008, 09:48:53 PM »

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5/16x1"  The rubbing was the fan blades on the new trans cooler line.
 
Rubber or not, they should not be any closer to the fan than the originals were.  They should be below the arc of the blades.  Are you using the correct fan?  Or, did you route the hoses kin a different place from the originals.?  You should have routed them through the same place the originals were in.
 
I just went and looked at mine.   They are well below the fan shroud and routed next to the oil filter.  The fan should be no where near.
 
 
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« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2008, 05:18:55 AM »

My passenger side hose is right next to the tank as it runs across.  That was the one rubbing.
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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2008, 09:23:37 AM »

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My passenger side hose is right next to the tank as it runs across.  That was the one rubbing.
 
Doesn't you car have a fan shroud?  It should run below the shroud.
 
In any case, remember what I said about using nylon ties.  Can you route the passenger side one under the shroud, and hold it there with ties?  Then, run the rest of its length parallel with the driver's side.  It's OK if one hose is longer than the other.  Once they fill with fluid the pressure will be the same on each side.
 
 
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