General Purpose Oil Cooler Hose?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by topsites, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    The situation is the truck blew the OEM cooler hose last year sometime,
    and it has two, one of which is like $100 or thereabouts.

    For this reason I replaced both with standard 1/2" ID rubber tubing,
    however I found out the other day that I need a special type of a rubber as my
    truck blew that wide open and dropped roughly 4.5 quarts of oil down the road.

    I did, in the meantime, splice the connection with a new standard rubber hose
    in such a way that I closed the loop, in effect bypassing the cooler but I don't
    expect this to hold maybe a few weeks.

    So what I need is 10 feet of Synthetic Reinforced Rubber Hose rated for 300 psi for my truck's oil cooler.

    I have googled and searched and crawled to China and back, all to little avail.

    Does anyone know where I might order this BS?

    Again: 10 feet
    Synthetic Reinforced Rubber Hose
    300 psi (250 might work)
    Specific purpose: Oil cooler hose, hot petrol transfer.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009
  2. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

  3. TimsLawnCareVA

    TimsLawnCareVA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Why waste time and money trying to rig it up? Just buy the correct hose from the dealer, or take the entire line to somewhere that can replace it with hydraulic hose and crimp the ends. In Farmville there is a place called Cavalier Hose that does it, and I think they also have a place in Richmond.
  4. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,536

    Transmission hose with braided SS in it.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I appreciate the help, I did run to NAPA after talking to a local guy, and went
    looking for hydraulic line, but then I found I don't have the crimping tool...

    However, they had in stock 1/2" ID oil cooler line $5 a foot.
    Why it didn't show that online, or I don't recall it did...
    Anyhow I got 10 feet of that, cut it in half, put it on, added some oil, and it's fixed.

    That's cool, but even with the wrong hoseS that I got I'm only out $100 ...
    I understand it would have been as well just to pay the $200 in terms of time, too.
    But it just pisses me off this crap, two OEM lines $200 bucks...

    Thanks again for all the help!
  6. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Wow what kind of truck is it. Most coolers are low PSI lines just to cool the fluid.

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