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Old 04-23-2015, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to make your own stainless braided hoses w/o any special tools.

For any of you that want to make up your own stainless braided hoses with AN (aircraft quality) ends, but didn't want to invest all the money in the AN assembly, and cutting tools which can get expensive, oh and then there is the an wrenches so you don't scratch the ends. This is how I do my hoses, all you need is a couple different size hose clamps, a cut off tool, air or dremel will work, a bench vise and some masking or electrical tape. First off all measure out the hose you will need, measure twice cause you don't want to mess this up. Stick your hose horizontaly in the vise, slide on your , hose clamp, and clamp it down on the hose on the back side of your cut mark and tighten down until it wont slide, but not to tight to where it deforms the hose too much. Then get your cut off tool and cut around the hose using the clamp as a guide. The clamp will keep your braided steel from fraying and pulling. Now, take and back your clamp off just a smidge and take your fitting and start screwing it on the hose, as you are doing this slowing loosen the clamp so it slides easier as your screwing the fitting on. Once you have the inside lip of the fitting seated against the hose, you can grab the other end of the fitting, put a small amount of lubricant on the nipple and the threads, and go ahead and screw it in and tighten, you can use some electrical or masking tape on the inside jaws of your wrench if you don't want to scratch the pretty fittings. There you go, no $250.00 in special an tools needed, and you have an aircraft grade hose and fittings that you will never have to worry about leaking or replacing again.

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Old 04-23-2015, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just put this in the FAQ DIY page.

Where do you buy the braided hose and AN fittings?

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Just put this in the FAQ DIY page.

Where do you buy the braided hose and AN fittings?
It varies Fred, most the time I get them from Summit Racing and I also get a lot of my fittings from this seller on ebay. Jeep Lift Kits, Lift Kit Options items in Performance Dynamics Speed Shop store on eBay!
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It varies Fred, most the time I get them from Summit Racing and I also get a lot of my fittings from this seller on ebay. Jeep Lift Kits, Lift Kit Options items in Performance Dynamics Speed Shop store on eBay!
Thanks for supplier info
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Something that always confuses me when looking on summit's catalog is that is seems the way it is presented that only certain fittings will work with certain hose. Has anyone seen a chart of some kind that shows compatibility?
Another thing about the hose for sale on Summit is that the majority of it is only rated for a max of 250 degrees F. The engine oil in a 6.5 can exceed that. That is why Leroy and Lube Specialist use hose rated for 400 degrees F. Regular hydraulic hose is only rated for 250 degrees.
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Something that always confuses me when looking on summit's catalog is that is seems the way it is presented that only certain fittings will work with certain hose. Has anyone seen a chart of some kind that shows compatibility?
Another thing about the hose for sale on Summit is that the majority of it is only rated for a max of 250 degrees F. The engine oil in a 6.5 can exceed that. That is why Leroy and Lube Specialist use hose rated for 400 degrees F. Regular hydraulic hose is only rated for 250 degrees.
For instance, any -10an hose will work with any -10an fitting, so on and so forth. As far as them using 400 deg. rated hose, uhhh- um, cough, cough, ok.
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perfect timing, thanks a lot Mike.
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I mostly use Summit branded hose as it is a little cheaper. Notice the heat rating.
Brand:Summit Racing
Manufacturer's Part Number:SUM-230003
Part Type:AN Hose
Product Line:Summit RacingŪ Stainless Steel Hose
Summit Racing Part Number:SUM-230003


Hose Size:-10 AN
PTFE Lined:No
Hose Length (ft):3.000
Outer Material:Braided stainless steel
Hose Color:Natural
Hose Material:Rubber
Hose Inside Diameter (in):0.563 in.
Hose Outside Diameter:0.797 in.
Minimum Recommended Temperature:-40 degrees F
Maximum Recommended Temperature 300 degrees F
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Here is the hose that should be used for the engine oil cooler lines: Stainless Steel Braided Hose | PTFE Hose | R14 | SAE 100R14| Hydraulics Direct
Here are steel fittings for the R14 hose:SAE 100R14A Reusable Hose Fittings > Discount Hydraulic Hose.com

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