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Old 06-23-2012, 10:32 PM
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Default compression lines beside radiator

i have a 2002 5.9 and ive been having a problem with my oil pressure dropping after the engine has been running for a while and it only does it when i stop and as soon as i go again it picks back up to normal. the radiator recently cracked and i was replacing it and noticed there were two compression lines running from either the oil or transmition cooler that bolts directly infront of the radiator. one of the lines had several screw on claps on it so you can tell its been busted at one point and the previous owned didnt fix it correctly and i was wondering if since those clamps arnt compression if that could be where my oil pressure is going. also how should i go about fixing that and there was a build up of oil on the hood directly above where the clamps are and an excess of oil build up in the cooler itself. Any advice will help alot thanks
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:55 PM
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I believe what you are seeing is your transmission lines running to a external cooler. I would definitely replace that line.
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