[T3] AN fittings

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Mon May 31 10:47:37 PDT 2021

Well I should have them together properly, what bothered me most is that it went from NO leak to a drip every second,  that’s dangerous...  can quietly run dry and even with a few extra
Quarts along, get stranded in the mountains on the weekend trips.  And OH what a mess is was under there!  Kept it all nice and clean and then....  Yuck!  No fun to work on now either...


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From: type3-vwtype3.org <type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org> On Behalf Of Hal Sullivan
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2021 1:23 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] AN fittings

On 5/31/21 8:46 AM, Jim Adney wrote:
> 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.

The Socketless line is either AN or JIC (dimensionally identical, looser tolerance), it just isn't the colorful anodized aluminum and shiny stainless steel braid that most people think of when they hear "AN hoses" because it's not marketed for the hot-rod/speed-racer world -- it's for people who go, not for show. ;-)  I used the FC332 series, rated for 250PSI operating and 1000PSI minimum burst, for external oil cooler lines on a couple of VW inline-4 engines in -08 size transmission cooler lines on a F*rd in -06, both of which have pressures well within what the hose is rated for.   Works very well as long as you cut the ends straight and get them fully seated on the fittings, and the latter is the PITA part.

I linked the catalog I did because it's specifically for the Socketless, which might be less overwhelming than the entire Eaton/Aeroquip catalog showing everything they make .. and they make a lot of stuff. LOL

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