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Old May 3rd, 2010, 05:45 PM
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Stainless braided oil lines...

I am doing some research, the ECR kit seems a bit over priced??? $350??

Has anyone built this themselves??
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 08:48 PM
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I am doing some research, the ECR kit seems a bit over priced??? $350??

Has anyone built this themselves??
Yes, but that includes the Mocal oil filter adatper, and the lines all pre-made. Its isn't just the lines or a kit.
If you feel it is over priced you can come here and make oil lines one day a week and I'll pay you 5 bucks per kit you make. That way I can free up my mechanics from doing it and the price can come down.

Search the threads, a couple years back I posted all the part numbers and lengths of hose needed for the DIY crowd.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 09:03 PM
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The PO of my truck built them himself by taking the lines to a shop to have remade. Next oil change they are coming off though so you can infer from that what you want about what I think of the quality.
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Thanks... would you be willing to just sell me the kit and I will put it together here in colorado
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It spells out how to do it at home and all you *maybe* need that is special is the radiator adaptors and Mike sells them for $67 a pair. Mike is being nice and trying to save trucks (and maybe their drivers) from fires and sells the lines at a fair price and even tells you how to DIY. Don't look a gifthorse in the mouth. Pay your $350 or go to a racing shop and assemble the parts yourself.
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I've had new lines made in braided stainless steel for both my RRC and my D90 from this place based on the recommendation by Davis. I believe they were less than $200. They also made some flex brake lines for me and some new sections of brake hard line. They stock all the fittings and whatnot, and each time the work was completed in a day or two.

http://www.eurasianauto.com/index.php?id=3425&page=home
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I've made several braided sets. It's not rocket science by any means.
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Search the threads, a couple years back I posted all the part numbers and lengths of hose needed for the DIY crowd.

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/option3.html
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Just buy a premade set from ECR or trailhead. I don't get buying a 30k truck and skimping on safety items for a minimal savings. Like tires....

Don't be pennywise and pound foolish. Buy a set from the guys who make them all day.
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just buy a premade set from ecr or trailhead. I don't get buying a 30k truck and skimping on safety items for a minimal savings. Like tires....

Don't be pennywise and pound foolish. Buy a set from the guys who make them all day.
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I got mine from trailhead.

link attached with prices:
http://www.trailhead4x4.com/30464.html
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Price is not bad, besides its the latest generation oil cooler lines from ECR

ROX14CUX (for 1993 NAS 110s and 1994-1995 NAS 90s) $350.00
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I've had new lines made in braided stainless steel for both my RRC and my D90 from this place based on the recommendation by Davis. I believe they were less than $200. They also made some flex brake lines for me and some new sections of brake hard line. They stock all the fittings and whatnot, and each time the work was completed in a day or two.

http://www.eurasianauto.com/index.php?id=3425&page=home
Fantastic! Thanks for the tip!
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Be aware that most places that make/remake your lines will follow the same piss poor routing that the factory did, and that is just inches away from the exhaust manifold.
The aftermarket ones like ours and trailhead are routed far away from the hot manifold, so make sure you are comparing apples to apples.
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What exactly is the "ideal" routing of the oil lines? Obviously away from the manifold, but what route exactly? Pics?

I have redirected lines, but they're still rubber and replacement of said lines is on my ASAP list...just wondering if the current routing is ideal or if there is a tried and tested route recommended.
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What exactly is the "ideal" routing of the oil lines? Obviously away from the manifold, but what route exactly? Pics?

I have redirected lines, but they're still rubber and replacement of said lines is on my ASAP list...just wondering if the current routing is ideal or if there is a tried and tested route recommended.
"ideal" is not rubbing on anything and not near anything hot. There are many ways to route things depending on what sandwich plate you use, etc etc. There is no one way set in stone, other than following the guidelines of not rubbing and as far away from hot stuff as possible.
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