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Old 03-26-2004, 07:32   #1 (permalink)
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Question can i replace the automatic oil pipes with rubber hoses ??

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my oil cooler pipes on my 3 speed auto are dinted, bent and look ugly, can i replace the metal pipes with say a good quality rubber hose like the coolant pipes on the radiator, will it stuff anything up or not work ???
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Re: can i replace the automatic oil pipes with rubber hoses ??

there stuldent be any drama with doing that , but r hoses rated for auto fluid.
U must use the rite type or that will perish very quickly.

u should double clamp them as well to enshure u dont get any leeks.
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Re: can i replace the automatic oil pipes with rubber hoses ??

oze has made some very good points..Wrong hose and they will swell and block your fluid.. I would only use hose where it is actually kinked
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Re: can i replace the automatic oil pipes with rubber hoses ??

I really don't see them costing anything at all at a large wreckers - I mean most wreckers can barely shift the 3spd auto's let alone the cooler lines.

At least give em a ring first - probably be cheaper than buying hydraulic hose which is probably what you'll need.

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Re: can i replace the automatic oil pipes with rubber hoses ??

greetings all
the trans lines are not all that dear to buy genuine, they are a little difficult to fit but it is worth it as rubber hold the heat & in time may break down allowing bits of rubber to flow into the trans

metal lines act as an extension of the cooler & help keep it cool

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