1989 Chevy 454 oil cooler line

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I have a southwind on a chevy chassis it has a 454 in it. Coming off near the oil filter housing is a line going to the oil cooler. Mine is leaking and I cannot find a correct part number for it. I have googled it and seen the results but nothing looks correct. Anyone ever had to change this part and have a part number?
Rock auto returned no results.
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I agree with Ex-Calif and I know some parts stores can make hyrdraulic lines so they might be able to make this as well. A part like that might be a dealer item only part as well.
 

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I thought they may be the same but never the less, did you go to the website and put in your particulars. What chassis is your RV?
 

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I thought they may be the same but never the less, did you go to the website and put in your particulars. What chassis is your RV?
Yes I did. I am a P30 CHASSIS for Rock Auto but a P37 according to VIN
The rubber tubes part is longer on the one I have but oi you have a link to the first picture I would like to get more detail on it. I am looking for overall length and the fittings on the end
 

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The link is on my post #2. All 3 of the lines I posted are shown on the same link. I think that the the rubber length may be different between the second and third.
 

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The end result was I had to drive to a larger city and have a hose fabricated to fit. It has been installed and so far no leaks
One of my hosts this year had to deal with a similar situation. He was backing his 5w into his spot for the summer when he blew a transmission cooler line. Luckily the truck made the last 10 feet he needed to be in place.
The trans cooler line was a hybrid line similar to your oil cooler line, but luckily, he was able to find a replacement online. Still took like 2 weeks to get it, so would have been a major PITA if he was still traveling.
 

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As long as the leak is not at the connections, it's really easy to DIY. I used to make my own when adding trans coolers in my hot rod days. Just go to auto parts store and buy whatever hose length I needed and use double hose clamps.
 

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As long as the leak is not at the connections, it's really easy to DIY. I used to make my own when adding trans coolers in my hot rod days. Just go to auto parts store and buy whatever hose length I needed and use double hose clamps.
Yeah, after 40 years of working on cars, I probably would have just replaced the rubber section of the hybrid hose...if I was home with all my tubing cutters, flaring tools and such. He seemed to have it handled, so I left him to it.
We're lucky. Where we are we have O'reilly's, Auto Zone, and NAPA all within 30 miles of here.
 

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Yeah, after 40 years of working on cars, I probably would have just replaced the rubber section of the hybrid hose...if I was home with all my tubing cutters, flaring tools and such. He seemed to have it handled, so I left him to it.
We're lucky. Where we are we have O'reilly's, Auto Zone, and NAPA all within 30 miles of here.
Because of the pressures (can be over 60 lbs) and temps (+300) involved I did not feel transmission oil cooler line would do the trick. One of the fittings going into the unit was bad so I could not just splice in a line. However as things are getiing hard to find on the road it is my feeling that a good repair done at home base is better than having to re-repair on the road.
 

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For what it's worth, the cooler loop is on the suction side of the pump not the pressure side.
 

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I'm pretty sure the oil cooler lines are at the same pressure as the engine. Oil pump picks up hot oil from the pan and pushes it through the cooler then through the oil filter to the engine oil passages.
 

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