I have to replace the engine oil cooler lines on my K1500 Suburban, but the
mechanics ask me to pay around 80 $ each just for the parts !
So, does anyone have an alternative solution on aftermarket or any other
The main problem is that I live in France and all the american car parts are
very expensive, so I've tried to find it on the net, but failed !
Any help would be great !
I replace a leaking oil cooler line on a 95 S-10 with hi-temp hose purchased
locally. In the states NAPA, for one, has hose rated for oil service. Put
a very slight flare on the each end of the aluminum tube and used clamps.
No leaks in 2 years.
Take this gentleman's excellent advice. I've replaced similar lines on my
Suburban twice and the third set is now leaking just like the previous two.
The fix described above seems to me a superior alternative to buying the
same old junk from the manufacturer.
Phil a little more info. I've also used 1/2"ID Parker hose, 821FR, (IIRC)
rated for 150C. I believe Parker has European operation, including France.
Check www.parkerhose.com and link to their international operations for
specifics. Their hose is expensive at about $5/ft.
someone was making an aftermarket set that was suppose to be very high
quality. The guys on the diesel forums are always fighting this because
every one is equipped with a cooler. I'll see if I can find the source.
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