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mlrailguy
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oil lines for filter and cooler

Post by mlrailguy » Mon May 07, 2018 6:21 pm

I have been running 1/2" rubber hose from pump to filter and back, same with oil cooler from adapter at rear of engine. I have access to shop for making hydraulic hoses, and was wondering if i could use the hose and fittings and make up all my lines?

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Re: oil lines for filter and cooler

Post by 66brm » Tue May 08, 2018 12:27 am

No reason why not, just watch how stiff some hydraulic hoses can be in short lengths, very hard to bend in a tight spot

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Post by kangaboy » Tue May 08, 2018 12:42 pm

This was the same thing I did. The hydraulic guys were pretty helpful. If you want a no-leak line, get the push-loc fittings and accompanying hose. It works awesome. I have two push-loc fittings in my external oil filter housing, one coming from the pump cover, and one coming from the tap in the case. They rock.
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Re: oil lines for filter and cooler

Post by andy198712 » Tue May 08, 2018 1:45 pm

yeah my oil cooler is via AN10 push lock and there dry as a bone, yet my barb and clamp fittings leak..... so converting it all to AN 10 push lock and good loctite 577 to seal the threads :)

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Post by Clonebug » Tue May 08, 2018 11:10 pm

You don't need any sealer on the AN or JIC fittings. They seal on the taper and you don't even make them super tight either.

I use swivel nipples.... they allow you to tighten the fitting without twisting the hoses.
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Post by andy198712 » Wed May 09, 2018 5:14 pm

I’m thinking of the 3/8th npt to AN adapter, put sealer on the 3/8npt side

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