Vette(s): black 1982 coupe slate gray interior, 350 crossfire, 1985 fuel pump, Steeroids R&P conversion
The short sections of "rubber" hose that connects my transmission cooler lines to the radiator connections are leaking. Ive tried clamps but I think the rubber lines just need to be replaced. Is there some special formulation hose I need to get for this or would a length of rubber fuel line work without softening with the trans fluid circulating through?
Vette(s): #1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/
Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight"
#2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto
Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas
Regular fuel line will work fine. There are some specific application rubber lines that are a little better, as in thicker walled, but fuel line/hose will do the job nicely, as long as it is not the cheapest crap on the shelf.
____________________________________ Joel Adams C3VR Lifetime Member #56 My Link
Most any auto parts store should sell the reinforced (w/string between layers) neoprene style fuel line. Most importantly, is the proper inside diameter measurement. I've pulled 3/8" ID hose off both of the '78s when leaks were present. Obviously it's what ever the last owner had lying around. The wrong size hose will certainly start leaking again even w/clamps. I believe 5/16" hose is correct, but I'm not positive.
Jimmy B. Just can't wait to get on the road again.
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