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Good research there, Chris!

When I said the stock hose is not really up to scratch, I was referring to its propensity to spring pin-hole leaks & such. I'm sure it's an appropriate material to carry hot engine oil.
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When I said the stock hose is not really up to scratch, I was referring to its propensity to spring pin-hole leaks & such. ...
I have only read of one instance where the hose sprung a leak (SobeLotus). All the rest have been bad crimp issues. Have there been more hose problems than just the one?
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One can't assume that a good hydraulic hose is a good automobile oil hose, as it seemed some people implied in one or more of the multitude of oil line failure threads here.
I can agree that a good hydraulic hose is not necessarily a good automobile oil hose. However, I think that the references to "take it to a local hydraulic hose shop" was not to get the hose replace, but to have them install a new crimp on the existing hose. They have the proper equipment to do that job.

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