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Old 01-07-2013, 08:42 AM
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Hey All,

Well, I'm dealing with a pretty serious oil leak again from the lines between the engine and oil filter, as well as some weeping from the lines to the radiator/cooler. This after having new OE lines and all related gaskets/seals replaced. Frustrated just starts to describe my feelings on this.

SO, I salvaged the old set of lines, and recall reading about other fixes owners have used to replace the lines. I was considering maybe picking up some of the aftermarket braided hose, and using compression fittings attach that to the metal ends of the OE lines. I figure that has got to be as good if not better, than the OE crimped connection, which I've read about a fair amount of failures on the forum.

Think this is a solution that can work? I know some have custom hydraulic hoses made for their applications, but I'd rather find a way to solve it on my own if possible. Would like to hear your thoughts.
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I just used tranny line and regular clamps...been on there for years and still dry. Cost 20.00
There is a how to floating arouns the net...cant remeber the site. But it is easy to do. I was able to leave the alum end inplace while i swapped out the rubber portions. I used a drummel to carefully cut the oem pressed fittings off. Then slide on the tranny hose and clamps. Piece of cake.
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Not sure but I think this is the one warthog is speaking of.
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Thanks for the link! I have replaced the oil filter lines on my '89 S-10 Blazer with OEM lines twice and was thinking about trying something similar, since the OEM lines start leaking fairly quickly. I have a friend with a '96 S-10 Blazer with similar problems and I'm going to try to convince him to let me help him replace the hoses as shown.

Question: How hard is it to get to the engine side of the hoses on a '96? I had to use a fairly long extension to reach the bolt on my '89, but otherwise no problem. We're wondering about the '96.
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that was a great link on repairing those lines spittybays thanks a bunch...
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I just used tranny line and regular clamps...been on there for years and still dry. Cost 20.00
There is a how to floating arouns the net...cant remeber the site. But it is easy to do. I was able to leave the alum end inplace while i swapped out the rubber portions. I used a drummel to carefully cut the oem pressed fittings off. Then slide on the tranny hose and clamps. Piece of cake.
I'm with you. I helped a friend make a repair and we didn't even replace the hose, just cut through the swaged sleeve, slipped the hose back on and used screw clamps. Working fine. I also noted that even though the oil filter has been moved to a position under the radiator or behind the bumper on the '96, the engine connection is still back in an awkward location, where I'd have had to use a long extension to get to the bolts. Otherwise, just like the '89 as far as I can tell. BTW, the original '89 connections at the filter block used o-rings, the OEM replacement oil lines use a synthetic grommet with a clamped on washer. Be sure to get some and keep extras in your tool box, as the o-rings no longer worked (Lots of oil over the engine compartment after about 10 minutes).
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If the connection at the engine is not leaking, there's no sense in removing the rear half of the line assembly. You can pull the fan shrouds and fan clutch off and get right at the crimp connections. Don't know as I'd trust my engine to hose clamps though, if one lets loose at 70mph, it'll barf the oil out in a heartbeat! Hydraulic compression fittings and hose is good for 1500psi no problem.
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I did mine with fuel line and hose clamps. It made me kinda nervous, though. I put two clamps on the end of each line, though, and so far it's been great. Almost a year, now, and not a single drop of leaked oil.
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