Re: Oil Cooler Line Leaking
Follow Up- I looked all over the internet and every Auto Store in town for a replacement oil cooler hose assembly like mine. I even went to a custom hose shop which suggested I go the Ford dealer which lo and behold had my hose assembly picture on their computer. The Ford man told me that to replace this assembly, you would have to either buy a tool from Matco or Snap on or take it to a Auto repair shop that would use the tool to insert into the couplings to seperate them from the rest of the hoses. Then you would need to retain the 2 coupling ends and replace the 2 oil rings which go over each hose at $1.50 a piece. This is considering your springs are ok when you seperated the couplings from the hoses. Now the 2 hose assembly cost $150.00 from Ford to finish the job but you should be able to join them together with your existing couplings once the couplings are cleaned up. It was suggested to me to just plug the oil filter housing which you don't need since this police car does not see the intense service it once did. This just took (2) plumbing 1/2" NPT plugs from the local hardware store (buy the black ones, not the galvinized ones because the galvinized ones will crumble and break apart) at .50 cent a piece and a little pipe tape and it works great. I have no leaks, good oil pressure, and it cost a couple of bucks. You can do it the factory way or the cheap mans way.