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Old 04-18-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default Silicone hoses not compatible with oil?

Been researching and figuring out what to use for my oil drain line and I've noticed a few websites state that their silicone hoses aren't for use with oil. I thought that was one of the preferred materials for the drain line?

I actually bought one from FM but cut it too short so I'm looking for a cheaper source.
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I got mine from ATP. They sell a silicone oil drain line, so I assume it's good for use with oil.
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Yeah, I read your thread and others and that's why I assumed it's safe.

Maybe these places indicate the vacuum hoses aren't to be used as oil lines due to thickness...:shrug:

Oh what's ATP? Local parts store?
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raw silicone hoses aren't compatible but those with a fluorosilicone liner are.

regular silicone will absorb the oil and it will seep out.
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That makes sense.

Thanks...oh figured out atpturbo.com...
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ATP turbo is the place you go when you are tired of looking for what you need on the discount sites. They are expensive as ****, but their stuff is high quality and in-stock.
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**** is cheaper if you PM WideOpenTuning first.
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Wow my name is Jesse H too!
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Besides me, there's another Jesse H on miata.net...unless you're the same creepy stalker.
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stalker huh? nope that's not me.
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Is the line you cut made of silicone? If so, why don't you splice it?
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