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I have not had an oil line failure and am on original lines 37 24.03%
I have not had an oil line failure and I replaced my lines 83 53.90%
I had an oil line failure, but the truck did not catch fire 21 13.64%
I had an oil line failure and the truck caught fire and I put it out or it burned 13 8.44%
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 11:36 PM
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installed trailheads at 75K for peace of mind.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 12:05 PM
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Mine did no burn but I was scared crapless

Alright just to give some insight. My truck blew in old line the other day and it spewed oil all over the manifold. Fortunately the engine was not to hot so it did not catch fire. I was told by lr dallas to rebuild my line and used a cloth based line which Hose Fast recommended over the original line. I then found this post so now I am worried about this blowing up again. Anyone know where to get the silicone wrap for the lines? This makes a lot more since to me than the braided lines so it forces oil on the ground and not the manifold.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 12:36 PM
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Ditch the stock set-up, i.e. the stock lines are routed too close the exhaust manifold. Use ECR, TrailHead or just have a hydraulic shop make them for you. Route them away from the engine, check out ECR website, plently of pics.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 03:26 AM
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Just replaced mine with ECR oil cooler lines. 70K on 1994 90 and 80K on 1993 110. Had no fires issues with either, but had a leak around the sandwhich plate in the 110 before being replaced.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 06:54 AM
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Just had ECR lines put in during frame swap at 74K on my 95 SW. They replaced the orginal lines that were in the truck when new. They were not leaking and in okay shape just wanted peace of mind.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 07:52 AM
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To answer the qustion about the silicone wrap for the OEM oil lines - you can use the same heat resistant cover for the fuel lines (which are right over top of the exhaust manifold BTW) on the oil lines as it slips right over the oil lines and can be held in place with a zip tie.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 11:05 AM
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Not to hijack, but is there a reason there hasn't been a lawsuit yet on this? My insurance spent over 6k on mine when mine caught fire. This is classic class action stuff.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:10 AM
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Not to hijack, but is there a reason there hasn't been a lawsuit yet on this? My insurance spent over 6k on mine when mine caught fire. This is classic class action stuff.
Not that I'm aware of. I know that myself and a couple others have reported the issue to the NTSB/DOT but I haven't seen anything come of it yet.

Given how quick the news media was to jump all over the Ford Pinto and Chevy Pickups over fires during collisions, I'm surprised they never paid any attention to a truck that catches fire during normal operation.
I've considered contacting them a few times.

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Old December 6th, 2009, 12:29 PM
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When i had my 94 D90 ST I was coming over the Newhall Pass in LA with my 3 year old son in the truck with me when I noticed heavy black smoke issuing from under the hood. I immediately pulled over and popped the hood, after I pulled my son out of course , and used my extinguisher to stop the flames from spreading. I was fortunate in that there was very little damage to the engine or the wiring and only had to replace the hoses.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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When i had my 94 D90 ST I was coming over the Newhall Pass in LA with my 3 year old son in the truck with me when I noticed heavy black smoke issuing from under the hood. I immediately pulled over and popped the hood, after I pulled my son out of course , and used my extinguisher to stop the flames from spreading. I was fortunate in that there was very little damage to the engine or the wiring and only had to replace the hoses.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 01:46 PM
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Old December 7th, 2009, 11:28 AM
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I haven't passed the bar, yet or else I would kick off the lawsuit myself. The least rover could do is pay for upgraded replacements, insurance deductibles and other associated costs. Think of all the other drivers of these vehicles that aren't on this site and are completely unaware of the danger.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 09:58 PM
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If someone has pictures to post of a 300tdi oil cooler line upgrade that would be very helpful.
I'm curious to see that also. The rubber portion of those
line is quite short on the Tdi.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 11:32 PM
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it is strange that there has not been some sort of recall - my 87 accord had a recall many years after i had it because the seat belt release mech. might get stuck so honda paid to have all the mechanisms changed - i keep an eye on my lines and had them changed once but with original style lines
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:53 PM
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Has anyone just taken one of these kits that have obvious silly markup and had something made?

I understand everyone needs to make money, but it is a bit silly. I called three vendors well known here and priced a mantec snorkel. The price difference between highest and lowest was almost two hundred dollars.
Three hundred bucks for a couple of lines and fittings and such? Lets all just bend over and say "I own a rover so stick it in".
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Old December 24th, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Shane, short of getting a jar of vaseline and lubing up, the best thing to do is just pull your existing lines and get them rebuilt at a local hydraulic shop. I think it cost me about $120 and things are expensive around here but they now have standard fittings and if I ever need it done again the hose portion will be dirt cheap.

I'm pretty sure someone will have an old set lying around they can send you and you can have them rebuilt in advance if you want to limit downtime.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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That would be groovy. Thanks in advance if anyone has some laying around.
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ZOMBIE THREAD!

No fires for me - yet.

At 135k, it's time. The lines are dry-rotting.

Just ordered a set from Eric @ Trailhead 4x4!
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Old July 19th, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Got truck with foil wrap on stock lines from previous owner. Replaced with Trailhead 4x4 kit at 117K miles. Quality stuff from them. I really used to worry a lot driving it but now I don't.
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