I'm trying to get my 1972 250c coupe mobile, and since whenever I crank it trans fluid dumps on the asphalt, I think step one is to get some new trans cooler lines. They were torn off at the metal end crimps.
New hoses are only about $60 for a pair on ebay, but I though I had some that might work from the 1983 280sl parts car pile-o-parts I have. No go. Autozone: no go. So I brought the hose ends to my garage, ground and cut off the crimps, and have been working on jamming on this 8mm fuel hose I have. It seems to be a perfect fit, and will get some hose clamps.
Anyone have any opinion on how long I will be able to rely on this solution?
D-jets run over 30 psi, and I think this hose is good up to about 80psi, but I'm not sure.
The heat in the engine bay of a d-jet gets pretty hot, so I assume the heat shouldn't be too much of a problem, but I don't know the relative temp of trans fluid.
I will keep an eye on these hoses until I hear that this solution is ok or I replace the hoses.
Thanks for the opinions!
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