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Old 01-05-2003, 12:37 AM
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Years take a toll on rubber parts. Replacing the return line is a simple matter, just buy a section of rubber line, preferable cranckcase ventilation line (not heater hose) and instal it. On the 4.5 I used 19/32" vent line. The crankcase vent line is rated for petrochemical and can safely carry oils.

Two hose clamps and a section of line are all you need. Once installed you will have to refill and likely bleed the pump to ensure all air is out of the system.
Mike Tangas
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