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Old 05-14-2013, 07:13 PM
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CH25 oil cooler lines

My CH25 68579 is leaking at the oil cooler lines. I looked up the part on Kohler's site, and they show a straight piece of hose. Mine are molded hoses and I don't think straight would work. Looking at another mower with a CH27, I see the fittings coming out of the filter base are angled, allowing a straight hose to work. The fittings on mine are straight. Anyone run into this? Know where I can get molded hoses? I guess I could remove the filter base and try to find angled fittings, but I'd rather just find the correct hoses.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:26 PM
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I looked up the part on Kohler's site, and they show a straight piece of hose. .

Believe it or not that's what they are...... You shouldn't have any issue replacing with regular fuel hose from any auto parts store......
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:48 AM
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Believe it or not that's what they are...... You shouldn't have any issue replacing with regular fuel hose from any auto parts store......
Think you had a typo...
Regular fuel line is not an acceptable replacement for oil hoses...
That stuff will swell up and burst...and possibly cost you an engine...
Most autoparts stores carry 3/8 oil hose in bulk...use that stuff...
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No typo Slapper....... Just not enough detail, This is the hose I've been using for years; http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...25R_0214472681


Don't think no Kohler is going to pump 250 psi to burst it......
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:27 AM
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All fuelline is not created equal...
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:25 AM
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Here's what I use...
I bought 100 ft from a Goodyear rep a few years back...not cheap...$1.60/ ft back then..
Its better than Kohler uses...good stuff...good insurance against a $2000 failure...
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:21 PM
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My CH25 68579 is leaking at the oil cooler lines. I looked up the part on Kohler's site, and they show a straight piece of hose. Mine are molded hoses and I don't think straight would work. Looking at another mower with a CH27, I see the fittings coming out of the filter base are angled, allowing a straight hose to work. The fittings on mine are straight. Anyone run into this? Know where I can get molded hoses? I guess I could remove the filter base and try to find angled fittings, but I'd rather just find the correct hoses.
I've had good luck with transmission oil cooler hose. Napa has it.
I use Oteiker style clamps. I think the clamps are as important as the line.
With the Oteikers, you never have to retighten, like worm clamps.
What nice about the Napa hose, it's very pliable.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:52 PM
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I ended up using a piece of fuel hoze I had. Its rated for diesel fuel... They call it barrier hose. I used fuel injection style hose cl
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:16 PM
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I just had to replace mine on my kohler 28hp command & I used 3/8" heavy duty fuel line that my brother (master tech) & dealer told me to use & he said same thing piston slapper said about reg fuel line... it wont hold up...
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