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very true
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That sounds like a great idea. I would probably end up cutting the rusted metal about an inch before the other rubber piece and just have that serve as my spacer. I believe I need a special hose so that it won't decay because of the ATF, is that correct?
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the hoses that are on there might have some writing or something on it to indicate what it is. if you get a chance, check and see. then let us know what it says if so.
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Nope, there's no writing on the hose but I googled it and I got results saying that the hose needs to either be specifically transmission fluid hose or you can use fuel injection hose.
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The hose probably has a split in it, when its hot and pressurized it leaks. When its cold and not pressurized it doesn't. I bet you start the truck and warm it up you will find the leak again.
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Yeah I already did that. I warmed the truck up and the leak started to **** out again. I found the spots where it leaked, I am just wondering if I can replace the metal hose with rubber hose instead.
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Yeah I already did that. I warmed the truck up and the leak started to **** out again. I found the spots where it leaked, I am just wondering if I can replace the metal hose with rubber hose instead.
that's probably more work than you're looking for. but if not, it can be done.
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Haha, I'm a 16 year old high school kid. My weekends either consist of working on something with an engine, playing xbox, or hanging out with my girlfriend. That's about it, haha.
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Well this seemed to have patched the leak rather succesfully. :)


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thats what i was gonna recommend you do, keep an eye on it, it might leak again if its not far enough on the metal line.
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Yeah, that's what I'm worried about. I used 5/16 line when I really should have used 3/8 line. I'll just have to see how it holds up. It wasn't a hard repair or anything, so I wouldn't mind taking the hour to swap the line but so far it seems to be working pretty good.
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Wow - nasty.
My problem is the ends of the tube are expanded to aid in hose retention - when you cut the cancerous section out, there is now nothing to help retain the hose beside clamp tension.

I used a 37* flaring tool and AN fittings - pure overkill, and I like it that way

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Ihad that same problem, mix the coolant with ATF on radiator ATF cooling system, what I did was install an external ATF cooling system in front of the radiator.
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