[TR] TR6 oil pressure line leak 74

Randall tr3driver at ca.rr.com
Mon Apr 22 17:09:52 MDT 2013

---- morgan <morganthedog at twcny.rr.com> wrote: 
> The hard plastic oil gauge line leaks near the engine connection. I wanted to
> remove the last 2 inches and put the barb fitting back in. No way it will fit.
> Heat made it too soft too fast. What is the secret?

Try this: take a block of wood and drill a hole the same diameter as your plastic line.  Cut the block in half through the center of the hole.  Lay the line into the resulting groove with the end protruding just slightly from one side, then clamp the blocks back together (so they grip the line tightly).  Ream the end of the line a bit, for a slight taper.  Now drive the fitting in with a hammer and another block of wood.

Or, you might consider just replacing the fitting with a "vibration-resistant" compression fitting from MMC (if the block threads match):

That's what I used when adding an oil pressure gauge to the Stag.


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