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Old September 8th, 2012, 11:18 AM
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So i had my lines replaced a few years ago with oem, but time to do it right, aka getting scared... Which lines do you guys suggest? Also, I am a semi-wrencher, any tricks to installation?

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Old September 8th, 2012, 11:49 AM
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trailhead 4x4.com for the parts.
Its a quick change out.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Perfect. Thanks Reese!
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Old September 21st, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Ok, so I thought I was a semi half ass wrencher and decided to install my Trailhead 4x4 oil lines. Everyone has been telling me it's a simple job. My god! I feel like an idiot. First I realized I needed an expensive set of large metric sockets. Then I realized I needed a 1/2 inch driver. then the upper lines would not thread. What the hell??? Turns out Eric at Trailhead sent me the wrong fittings. No biggie. Got the new ones and thought I had it installed. Double checked all connections, added oil, all looked good. Started her up with a great sense of satisfaction. She immediately dumped oil all over the floor. WTF. Oil was gushing from the new filter I installed. Started taking the filter off and the whole damed Trailhead apparatus came off with it? Not sure what the hell I have done wrong, but this simple install has turned into a $400 three day FU.
Sorry, had to vent.... I obviously need to drop the wrenches....
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You're trying way too hard dude. You need an adjustable wrench for the cooler lines, id be inclined too use it on the sandwich plate nut also. I am sorry you've had so much trouble with such an/ elementary project
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Ok, so I thought I was a semi half ass wrencher and decided to install my Trailhead 4x4 oil lines. Everyone has been telling me it's a simple job. My god! I feel like an idiot. First I realized I needed an expensive set of large metric sockets. Then I realized I needed a 1/2 inch driver. then the upper lines would not thread. What the hell??? Turns out Eric at Trailhead sent me the wrong fittings. No biggie. Got the new ones and thought I had it installed. Double checked all connections, added oil, all looked good. Started her up with a great sense of satisfaction. She immediately dumped oil all over the floor. WTF. Oil was gushing from the new filter I installed. Started taking the filter off and the whole damed Trailhead apparatus came off with it? Not sure what the hell I have done wrong, but this simple install has turned into a $400 three day FU.
Sorry, had to vent.... I obviously need to drop the wrenches....
There is a rubber seal in the oil filter that needs to be transferred to the new one when you change it out ... ask me how i know! ;-)
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The filter already had a rubber seal. I'm going to get back at it today now that all the oil is finished dripping to the garage floor.
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Buy some kitty litter for the floor!
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Old September 26th, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Wow, after my 5th attempt at an install and over 14 qts of oil on my floor I'm calling it quits. Having her towed. What really scares me is that when I crank her (for 2 seconds) the engine is knocking loudly. I own 3 vintage cars and do much of the work and maintenance on them myself, but this....
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ugh that sucks, hopefully you didnt destroy a bearing due to low oil
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ugh that sucks, hopefully you didnt destroy a bearing due to low oil
That would be the cherry on top of this simple installation...
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Finally got my pro mechanic buddy over. He was stumped too. Turns out trailhead sent the wrong o ring seal. Used a beefier seal from a spare oil filter and all was well. Engine ok, and I can relax! Now to clean up garage floor before wife knows just how bad it is...
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Dude don't run the engine without oil! just take the sandwich plate off and put the oil filter back on and run no oil cooler lines to move the truck around. The weather is cold, you should be find driving it without oil cooler lines for short periods.
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