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    changing oil cooler lines

    I have a 1998 1 ton pickup with the 350 gas engine and 5 speed manual transmission. I have been losing oil such that I have to add on or two quarts between oil changes (3000 miles). I do not notice any oil being burnt nor do I notice any leaking on the ground. I suspect that the oil cooler lines are leaking from where the metal part is crimped onto the hose. Occasionally, I get a hot burning oil smell after driving for a few miles. It is as if a few drops of the oil was being blown back on to the hot exhaust.

    I picked up a pair of oil cooler lines from O'Reilly's the other week but could not figure out how to get the old lines off the engine block. I have been able to get the radiator end off when I changed the radiator a couple of years ago.

    After searching this forum, I think I may have figured out how to get the oil cooler hoses off but would like a confirmation that I am on the right track before I start and make a big mess. I am attaching some pictures of the old lines running into the engine and the new lines.

    Both the old and new oil cooler lines have a plastic cap on the engine end (white on the old, black on the new). Under the plastic cap there seems to be a retaining clip that goes in the groove of the hex fitting. I am guessing that this clip goes over the ridge near the end of the metal tube once the tube is inserted into the hex fitting. Is there supposed to be an O-ring on the end of the tube where it plugs into the engine? No O-rings were supplied with the new hoses. Would I have to replace the clip too or is it OK to reuse the clip?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Phil
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    Welcome to the forum pso.

    This might do you...
    Just make sure the clip goes in the "dents" in groove.
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    Thanks for the info, Crabtruck. I've been working late and haven't had a chance to check back here till today.

    Take care.

    Phil

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    Letting real life come between you and truck ? Outrageous !!
    Please don't PM truck fix questions, bravely start a new thread for them. It is a forum afterall.

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    Oh, no. I drive it to work every day. I just don't always get a chance to check in here. Lots of good info here.

    Thanks.

    Phil

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