SS pipes to Transmission Oil Cooler

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Allezcat
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SS pipes to Transmission Oil Cooler

by Allezcat » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:41 pm

Has anyone found a source to replace the raw water stainless pipes to the transmission oil cooler? Mine are leaking along the longitudinal seam on the underside of the pipes. Thanks, Chet, 2006 Hull 96, 100HP

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Re: SS pipes to Transmission Oil Cooler

by duetto » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:07 pm

hi chet,

call gregg at stuart yacht builders in stuart, fl. i seem to remember him mentioning he has a source.
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Re: SS pipes to Transmission Oil Cooler

by jgonnerman » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:52 pm

i went to a local marine oriented welding shop here in San Diego. The shop specializes in towers, davits, etc. mostly in polished stainless.

They fabricated my pipes with only difference that their pipe bender couldn't quite make the same size radius as the original. Result was that the hoses to the cooler and the water supple have to bend just a bit.

My pipes failed more quickly than yours I think because the boat sat still too much. Failure was in the same place at the linear weld point. Marinetex worked quite well for an additional couple of years.

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Re: SS pipes to Transmission Oil Cooler

by teamwork » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:52 am

Question. Do you really need the SS pipes? flex lines can be made up to any length. I'm in favor of removing all parts that will rust/corrode. Just a thought. Teamwork

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Re: SS pipes to Transmission Oil Cooler

by wrnole » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:43 pm

Teamwork,

Did you ever get an answer to your question about replacing the SS pipes with another material? I have some pitting on one section of pipe and was wondering the same thing. There is a 2002 PDQ Powercat on YachtWorld that has rubber hoses in place of the SS pipe.

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Re: SS pipes to Transmission Oil Cooler

by teamwork » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:09 pm

no, Teamwork has not heard about flex lines, still seem like the thing to do.

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