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Old 06-29-2011, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy
Its not a hose.
Its a tiny copper tube.

I hate to say it but this is the most likely cause of a pressurized oil leak at the rear of the motor.
Remember this tube emits up to 60 psi on your gage.
Not sure if its really that much with the size of tube involved and how the gage is calibrated, but there is pressure there for sure.

I'll see if I can find something to link to.

See the pic. The arrow is pointing at the compression ring.
The tube is in the pic is plastic but like what you have, the ring is copper.
If its cracked you would need to cut the cracked tube off, slide a new ring on and screw it to the sensor.
Thanks! That helps!

The only ones I am seeing are plastic. General examples: VDO Gauges 150855 - VDO Tubing Kits at Summit and Dorman/AutoGrade 1/4 in. dia. x 3 ft. length multi-purpose tubing at Autozone. I imagine temporarily taping it or JB Welding it up so I can at least start the truck is probably not a good idea.

I'm thinking if I should play it safe and just go to the dealership (provided they still carry it).
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