Sorry, I've read this forum alot and gotten a TON of good info off of it. This question doesn't seem to come up much. Maybe it's just me.
I bought a new to me 2003 2500 V10 about 2 months ago. When I looked at the truck initially I saw where it had been leaking some type of oil. The truck was a good deal so I took it to a mechanic and had it checked out. They gave me a quote to change the pcv and an A/C line. They said the oil was from a loose tranny cooler line and they would tighten it for me. So I bought the truck. It didn't seem to leak much. It was little enough I had a hard time figuring out what was leaking. Long story longer. I checked the tranny fluid and it never got low. Last week it started leaking more. After investigating, it seems that the cooler itself was leaking. Me being the rebel I am (and not wanting to get ripped off). I bought an after market cooler, cut off the steel lines right by the cooler and attached it with high pressure fuel injector hose (and a fitting from lowes). Now my lines seem to be leaking alot more. I have the hose clamps TIGHT. I'm not sure what plan B is. I hate to dump more money into it if I'm just going to have to replace it all with OEM cooler lines and a cooler. I don't seem to be able to find replacement lines anywhere. I don't want rubber lines all the way back to the tranny. I am leaving to elk hunt friday night. Any ideas? BTW, I'll be hauling a 4 horse trailer on the hunt.