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Old 10-01-2006, 02:00 PM
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Question Help i need a quick fix for a oil cooler hose on a 1990 350sdl

I was wondering if anyone has had a leak appear on there oil cooler hose. Mine has a pin hole leak on the steel part leading into the oil cooler. I was trying to find a quick temporary fix till i get up the cash to fix it properly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:03 PM
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It's a tough location.........temperature and flexibility required and the capability to handle pressure.

Try some RTV.........you've got nothing to lose...........use a lot of it.
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Old 10-01-2006, 03:12 PM
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Yeah I did on the SDL when I first got it. I replaced them, don't mess around with oil cooler lines. If there is a hose place in your area you can cut off the old hose and have them crimp on some new high quality hydrolic hose, for a lot less money.

I think oil cooler lines are up to $400 these days.
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:23 PM
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I was wondering if anyone has had a leak appear on there oil cooler hose. Mine has a pin hole leak on the steel part leading into the oil cooler. I was trying to find a quick temporary fix till i get up the cash to fix it properly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Has anyone ever heard of possibly soldering the line.
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:10 PM
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I repalced both of my oil hoses for $20. Here's how.

Remove the hoses. Now that's a no-brainer. Note the relationship of the fittings to each other so that when you get the new ones made the fittings will align. There is not much twist in these hoses and if the fittings don't line up you can't get them back in place.

Grind off the metal crimp ring so that you can pull off the old hose.

Clean the fittings of all oil inside and out. Use starting fluid or acetone to get all the oil out.

BRAZE closed any holes. Solder is not a good repair for this type damage. If you don't have the facility to braze, get it done professionally. You can't trust solder, nor her sister Epoxy.

Take the fittings to a shop that makes hydraulic hoses while you wait. Be sure to get the fittings in the right direction.

The entire proceedure takes 4 hours.
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:11 PM
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Oil Cooler Hose

That sounds like a really great idea. Is there anyone out in the mass/ri area that would know were i could get these made.
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:43 PM
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Look in the phone book for hydraulic repair shops or call a few auto parts shops, many make hoses in house. These are very low presure hoses and should not cost much to make. Taking the fittings off yourself will save about half price.
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:43 PM
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well if it on the steel part of the line (not part of the any fitting)and a pin hole you can do the plumbing temp fix. take a piece of rubber hose split it open and wrap it around the leak then take a hose clamp or two or three the wider the better and snug it down. it will slow it down atleast.
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