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Old 07-02-2014, 05:49 PM
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Nicked my Auto Tran cooler line

Long story short, I was putting in my DE down pipe and exhaust and nicked my tranny cooler line at the fitting with the sawzall. Damn cobra head down pipe!!!! Any way I now have a spewing leak. Line was to close to downpipe for comfort any way. I was thinking of put a 90 degree elbow and going down about two inches or more and then adapating back to steel tube. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:26 PM
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Great time to update to the 3/8" SuperDuty lines maybe? Here are part numbers should you want to go that route:

Transmission Cooler Lines (SuperDuty 3/8”)
(Ford) Line F81Z-7A031CE
(Ford) Line F81Z-7A030CA
(Ford) By Pass Tube 2C3Z-7H322-BA

Hopefully the added fittings involved in a fix of the damaged lines won't add too much restriction. Cheers!
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:40 AM
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Get you a 5/16 compression union to repair the line .
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:49 AM
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I probably can use a union. Then I need to wrap them with some header tape to protect from the down pipe heat.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:27 AM
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you probably know this but
if u need to drive it ? that line is the low psi side you could cut the hard line out and reroute with trans cooler hose for now untill you come up with a permanent solution

I would just dbl clamp since the hard line has no retention grooves
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:09 PM
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After trying a few unsuccessful solutions, ended up at the local tranny shop, $5 and had a new piece of swaged pipe and a compression fitting that was full flow. Now just to put it back together in the morning.
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:35 PM
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Mistake is now fixed. Worked quite well, let the motor warm up and retightened the compression fitting. No leaks added a 1/2 quart of ATF and ready to go. Thanks for the parts number for the SD lines. I am going to have to order them and install a larger cooler at the same time this winter.
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