[TR] TR6 oil pressure line leak 74

Frank Fisher yellowtr3 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 23 15:15:55 MDT 2013

why not replace it with the steel line from the TR3?
I'm guessing that they
are the same fittings
whoooo hooo back getting mail

"thenicholls at verizon.net" <thenicholls at verizon.net>
triumphs at autox.team.net 
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:08 PM
Subject: Re:
[TR] TR6 oil pressure line leak 74

I was really thinking you were better off
until I heard you lost an engine.

I got off easy.....Craig

On 04/23/13,
Mark Hooper<mhooper at indiefilmnet.com> wrote:

I too had a disastrous fail of
the line on an old engine. Stuck in hot summer traffic jam idling with low
pressure, did not notice that the gauge had stopped reading as all the engine
oil drained on the road through the broken end of the pipe. When the traffic
cleared, I took off down the highway. Completely seized the camshaft about 1
km later. Stuck on side of highway for several hours in 95 degree sun. End of
engine, end of date, end of girlfriend. 

I really really hate that tube. My
solution was to convert to an electric oil pressure gauge. First a cheapy unit
from Canadian Tire and then a nice Smiths part from gaugeguys a few years
later when slightly lessened poverty permitted.

1972 TR6

From: triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net
[mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of thenicholls at verizon.net
Sent: April-22-13 9:14 PM
To: triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] TR6
oil pressure line leak 74


If it was me, I would not try and repair it.
I had a catastrophic failure of that plastic line at the gauge and oil poured
into the car, through my radio, and onto my $600 carpet from TRF.

Based on
my sad tale, TSI imports made a stainless steel replacement.

TSI-TR250 ,
3991 , TR250/TR6 Oil pressure gauge line.

They are located on the web:

I tried to get a free one but that did
not work out. :)

72 Triumph TR6

On 04/22/13,
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?

Jim Fuller

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