[T3] AN fittings

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Mon May 31 08:46:20 PDT 2021

On 31 May 2021 at 7:29, Hal Sullivan wrote:

> Other than being a PITA to assemble, I've never had a problem with the 
> Eaton/Aeroquip Socketless hose/fitting system.   It doesn't have the 
> fancy/shiny stainless braid or teflon lining to the hose that screams 
> "hot rod!" and the fittings are plain boring brass, but it was very 
> reasonably priced for the pieces at the local hydraulics shop and in ten 
> years I've had no leaks and no failures.
> https://www.eaton.com/ecm/groups/public/@pub/@eaton/@hyd/documents/content/pll_1038.pdf 

I've always wondered how the Socketless line of hose/connectors worked. 
Good to hear that they are as good as advertized. I completely agree that 
AN style fittings are usually unnecessary for our use.

For AN style fittings, here's a link to a different Aeroquip catalog. I don't see 
the descriptions I thought I remembered in my very old paper version, but 
there are assembly instructions on page 44. They are worth studying, as 
they are not as obvious as one might hope.


There was a very short period when I was able to buy -5 (5/16") Aeroquip 
fuel hose that was perfect for our cars, reasonably priced, and very high 
quality. Then Aeroquip discontinued that size....

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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