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Old 06-12-2018, 07:27 PM   #1
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Parts for oil leak repair

I have an oil leak and i know exactly where it is. Actually, a guy at a truck stop gave it a temporary fix for me and advised that i take care of it asap. Well, I procrastinated and now have a big black puddle under the bus. I kno how to temp fix it which is what I will do for now but would like to know where I can get the part to fix it permanently. I don't know what the part is called but I call it an oil line. I posted a photo in hopes that the repair can be seen. Its a piece of small hose about the diameter of the line with 2 of those little metal rings tou tighten with a screw driver. He cut the line around the leak and replaced what he cut with the hose

Anyway, where would be a good place to look or call for this line?
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:56 PM   #2
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Any auto parts store. It looks like it is 1/4 i.d. rubber oil line. If you replace the hose clamps put a drop of oil on the worm gear they tighten much easier.
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Anyway, where would be a good place to look or call for this line?

Oh , my mistake the rubber hose is the repair.
Is it a copper line?

Then the hardware store for a piece with a couple of ferrels and you can reuse your old tubing nuts. You might halve to bend the ninety with a tubing bender. Or, the line is steel then you need to find a hose shop to make one up or it might be an oem line. Then find out the part number and search for it online
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Looking at it harder it might be a flared connection which would definetely make it an OEM part.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:26 PM   #5
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:29 PM   #6
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Looking at it harder it might be a flared connection which would definetely make it an OEM part.
Yea the guy who put the temp hose in was calling international for a replacement line. He knew the people that worked there. Happened to be a diesel mechanic. And yea i think it is copper. Definitely not rubber.

Do you think it's gonna be hard to replace that whole line for someone who isn't a mechanic at all?

I was thinking might as well try and perform an oil change, right?
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:28 PM   #7
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Do you think it's gonna be hard to replace that whole line for someone who isn't a mechanic at all?

The one end looks like you could get a wrench on it cannot say for the unseen other side. Sometimes you need a crows foot wrench to remove them because there is no clearance to swing a tubing wrench which is another special tool for tubing work. A box wrench maybe and never a Crescent wrench or vice grips.

Also, there is a torque value on those fittings also, mechanics torque is fine but overtorque and it will leak.
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Thanks for the tip on the torque value
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Are you able to say what part is needed by looking at this vid? I sent images and footage to someone who works at International but he gave me the price for the part and stopped answering his text messages when I asked for a part name/number lol

https://streamable.com/cygvy

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That's the oil supply to the air compressor.

They have a kit where you can replace the entire line with rubber hose.

Those are steel lines and are pretty common to crack and leak.

Do Not replace it with copper. Copper work hardens and the vibration that the line will see will cause it to crack and break in a short amount of time.

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advised that i take care of it asap.
Maybe you should have listened?
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