[Spridgets] Leaky oil pressure hose

Paul Asgeirsson PAsgeirsson at worldnet.att.net
Thu Nov 1 21:32:14 MST 2007

Hi Jim,

If you're after concourse, this won't be OK, but if function is in order try
this.  You can use 1/8" copper tubing.  You will need to make a 3 or 4 turn
spiral near the block. Wrap it around around a screwdriver handle or a
section of broomstick to get the flexibility needed to avoid a fatigue
crack/break.  Then use a compression  nut and ferrule on each end.  Block
and gauge.

I used it that way for a couple hundred K miles on my old 1275 without a

The nylon tubing will hold that pressure for a short period of time, but
heat is an enemy of nylon and makes it prone to failure,  Usually at the
most inopportune times!!  Like when you're driving to a show!!

Paul A

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James E. Pickard" <geowiz.sgy at cox.net>
To: "Spridgets e-mail list" <spridgets at autox.team.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 8:06 PM
Subject: [Spridgets] Leaky oil pressure hose

> I received my nicely rebuilt oil pressure/temperature gauge from Mo-Ma and
> installed it in the car, only to find the old rubber hose that connects
> two pieces of metal tubing for the oil pressure is cracked and leaking.  I
> need the car operational Saturday morning, so there isn't time to order a
> part.  My previous attempts to find a 1/8" OD hose that can take 80 psi at
> local hardware store and AutoZone were fruitless.  Suggestions?  How much
> pressure can clear plastic tubing stand?
> Jim Pickard
> B9473298 ('65 Tiger)
> AN5L/12109 ('59 Sprite)
> 2003 Mini Cooper
> Lafayette, LA
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