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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2000, 03:29 PM
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What do I use for my Trans Cooler hose?

I am getting ready to get what I need to run the lines from the trans to the cooler which is built into the radiator. What kind of lines do i need? Can I use rubber lines or do I use copper? or what?

Its a TH400/ what size lines do I need also? Thanks.



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Re: What do I use for my Trans Cooler hose?

Not sure which lines you are working on but my stock Th400 has steel hard lines attached to the trans and then tie into the cooler with flexible rubber lines. I could not find a replacement for on that leaked so I just put the fittings into a larger diameter piece of rubber transmission line and secured them with hose clamps. It has worked for the last 2 years. Not sure if this answers your question but I tried.
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Re: What do I use for my Trans Cooler hose?

Generaly, cooler lines are 3/8" brake lines with inverted flare fittings. If you need to have hoses they shoud be rated for at least 150 PSI.

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Re: What do I use for my Trans Cooler hose?

Dont use fuel line or vaccum hose.oils tend to soften rubber lines.Most any decent parts store can help you out.If connecting to steel lines,dont forget to flare the end,and double clamp.
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Re: What do I use for my Trans Cooler hose?

Gates has some hose. It is called lock-on hydraulic hose, rated for 300 PSI. The neat thing about it is you don't use hose clamps, just a special hose end that you push in. the only way that end will come off is if you cut it off. My recomendation is steel brake line, just like most of OEM does.

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