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Automatic transmission cooling lines

Thunderhead

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I just ordered the B&M cooler. Does anyone know what fittings I need to attach new rubber hosing to the transmission, since I am going to remove the metal tubing with rubber hoses. It would appear that I need two fittings that screw in or attach to the tranny.
Personally, I would take them to Napa or somewhere they can crimp them on, new ones to new hoses.
The B&M kit comes with different fittings that fit different sizes
 

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Personally, I would take them to Napa or somewhere they can crimp them on, new ones to new hoses.
The B&M kit comes with different fittings that fit different sizes
Why bother doing that? As said above, the pressure isn't great enough to worry about a special clamp or crimp. Simple constant tension clamps or hose clamps are more than enough.

This shows a couple of my Derale cooler connections. See a clamp? They're all just push-on connections with the fanciest clamp being the OEM factory constant tension clamp at the radiator ports. That little plastic cap at the end of the hoses where the red fittings press in just covers the raw edge of the hose to make it look nicer.

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Why bother doing that? As said above, the pressure isn't great enough to worry about a special clamp or crimp. Simple constant tension clamps or hose clamps are more than enough.

This shows a couple of my Derale cooler connections. See a clamp? They're all just push-on connections with the fanciest clamp being the OEM factory constant tension clamp at the radiator ports. That little plastic cap at the end of the hoses where the red fittings press in just covers the raw edge of the hose to make it look nicer.

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Snort. 😇 To be fair Jerry, those particular type pushloc fittings are rated at about 400 psi without a clamp. I agree with you fully on the use of crimp-on fittings and no one I know with a brain will drop the exhaust to pull the steel lines to be able to carry them down to the crimping store. It is however a bit misleading to show those as an example of low pressure when they work so well.
 
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If your talking about these metal lines I just crimped the rubber hose to the line
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I use a lot of the Oetiker clamps. I don't like Oetiker clamp prices at race car suppliers. If you dig around, you can find clamps for Pex and similar plumbing systems that are the same clamps at a fraction of the race car prices.
 
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Why bother doing that? As said above, the pressure isn't great enough to worry about a special clamp or crimp. Simple constant tension clamps or hose clamps are more than enough.

This shows a couple of my Derale cooler connections. See a clamp? They're all just push-on connections with the fanciest clamp being the OEM factory constant tension clamp at the radiator ports. That little plastic cap at the end of the hoses where the red fittings press in just covers the raw edge of the hose to make it look nicer.

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I am fully convinced. Once my rubber hose (I ordered 25 feet of it) arrives along with the B&M cooler I'll add yet another project to my list. Thanks for the advice on the clamps versus crimping, I'm not a huge fan of crimping anyway, so this just put me over the edge.

The only fittings I'd like to replace are the actually fittings that would be needed with the hose to attach to the transmission. I guess I'll wait to see what is included in the B&M kit and then buy whatever is missing.

The plan is to drop the front cross member/skip plate that covers the transmission oil pan, de-gunk it, drain all the tranny fluid, replace the trans filter and gasket, then tear out the old lines and route the new hoses nice and neat. Sounds like a well spent Saturday afternoon!!

Bob
 
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