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bradnree
03-24-2007, 01:34 PM
Can one just use a short length of rubber tube and two clamps rather than spend $15.00 on the reproduced factory looking flex tube..........Brad

wagone
03-24-2007, 01:43 PM
Just an OPINION, mind you. But...............................what's an engine worth to you? At 60-80 pounds pressure it wouldn't take too long to pump all that oil onto the ground where your pump pickup can't hardly reach it. I know, I know, my two cents ain't worth too much. And you do have more posts than I do......so forget I put in my two cents worth.

wagone and the OLD R2 Avanti

N8N
03-24-2007, 01:53 PM
I agree, I would say the clamps would be OK ***IF*** you use proper high pressure hose and fittings and have the right high pressure clamps, you're probably over $15 by the time you get all that stuff together, just buy it

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StudeRich
03-24-2007, 02:45 PM
Brad, you're shopping at the wrong place: (K-Mart, WalMart?) I only get $12.95! LOL:D:D

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Roscomacaw
03-24-2007, 02:58 PM
Brad, It's not AS BAD AS, but it's AKIN to asking if you could do the same with brake hoses![}:)] By the time you realized your frugality had failed to prevail, the ultimate cost would be WAY MORE than $15 bucks!
I was test driving a GT Hawk a few years back. It had been in storage for 15 years before I got my hands on it. Humorously, amongst the MANY spares that came with it - mostly NOS at that! - was a new oil gage hose. But once I got the engine to run, I was too anxious to see how well it would go[8]. Thank goodness I had the hood off! When that hose burst under 50lbs pressure, it geysered right up in front of me![xx(] I only had to hike back a mile to get the new hose, the tools to replace it and a couple quarts of oil.[}:)]

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bradnree
03-24-2007, 05:17 PM
You know it's fun to think outside of the box but it looks like the box may burst this time................Brad

Stude4x4
03-24-2007, 11:26 PM
I used a line from a grease gun. They are made to hold much more pressure than the 50-80 pounds your engine puts out. It cost around 12 bucks but I didn't have to pay shipping. Just an idea.

Jake

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Harv
03-24-2007, 11:31 PM
Brad,

Been there, done that and almost paid a big price. Saw the smoke and shut her down. Had it towed home. Cleaned it up and bought a new hose from Stude Int'l. Lesson learned. DEFINITELY buy the correct replacement hose.

[8D]

StudeBakerHarv

Roscomacaw
03-25-2007, 11:45 AM
Interesting, Jake. How did you accomodate the odd fitting on the end of the solid line?

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Stude4x4
03-25-2007, 07:30 PM
I should have clarified Biggs. The grease hose is 1/8" NPT on both ends. I used a a fitting to go from pipe to 1/8" copper tubing with the compression fitting. So I didn't use the factory lines, I made the whole thing myself. After it was all said and done I spent about 15 bucks and it works great.

I just remebered, I found the original rubber line from NAPA but it was in Ohio, so I improvised.

Jake

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rockne10
03-25-2007, 08:16 PM
And SI wants $12.95 for the real thing.

Dick Steinkamp
03-25-2007, 08:18 PM
At highway speeds, a broken oil pressure gauge line will empty your oil pan in about 15 seconds. Usually not enough time to notice it and shut the engine down.

There are probably better places to save that $15 :D

I always thought those electrically operated "idiot light" oil pressure lights on the brand x's were useless...but in retrospect, they probably weren't a bad idea.


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showbizkid
03-25-2007, 08:22 PM
Of course, some of us are neurotic gauge-watchers! I think I spend more time looking at the instrument cluster when I drive than the road!


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Stude4x4
03-25-2007, 08:45 PM
[quote]Originally posted by showbizkid

Of course, some of us are neurotic gauge-watchers! I think I spend more time looking at the instrument cluster when I drive than the road![quote]

How could you get distracted looking at this?[8D] Maybe you got too many gauges. Maybe yer like me and you like gauges too much:D
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John Kirchhoff
03-25-2007, 08:52 PM
Jake, I can come up with jobs for maybe half of your gauges. Juty curious, what do they all do?

Stude4x4
03-25-2007, 09:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

Jake, I can come up with jobs for maybe half of your gauges. Juty curious, what do they all do?


There are fifteen gauges and they all serve a purpose. #1-Oil Pressure #2-Engine oil temp. #3-Trans Oil Temp. #4-Auxillary Trans Oil Temp. #5-Rear End Oil Temp. #6-Fuel Level #7-Fuel Level(spare tank) #8-Fuel Pressure #9-Boost Pressure(turbocharger) #10-Speedo #11-Tach #12-Clock #13-Hour Meter #14-Water Temp. #15-Amp

Some aren't too neccesary but the truck will be used for towing and they look cool.[8D]

Jake

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Roscomacaw
03-26-2007, 02:36 AM
Holy Crap!!![:0] Jake, don't you have to have an "Instrument Rating" to drive that thing?[:I] Does the DMV issue such[?]:D

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