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Old 01-20-2006, 04:34 PM   #1
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The small pipes above the oil sender unit and those going into the the radiator on the drivers side of the car are oily at certain parts. My oil light would max out all the way to the right on my oil pressure gauge but once I changed my oil sender unit that stopped
right away. When I changed the oil sender unit it was very oily.
I want to do this myself. what is the name of this tubing so that when I go to advanced or napa They'll know what. i'm talking about?
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Stupid Question?
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Better description? My first thought is you're talking about the Air Conditioner Evap lines, and I bet it'* power steering fluid on them.
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Is this a major or can I wait a few weeks to fix
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I have no idea. I'm GUESSING here. We need a more accurate description.
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You are saying they go to the radiator... Driver or passenger side?

We do have oil cooler lines.
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He may not have the 3-core radiator.
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the lines on the driver side going right into the radiator are oily (looks like oil but I could be wrong) If I had a camera i would post some pic'*.
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Where do they come from and go to? What part of the radiator? Top/bottom/left/right, and where do they come FROM?

Please be specific.
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Like willwren said, please be more specific and give us a more detailed description of the exact location of the lines. Exactly where on the radiator they come from and where they go to.

That way we can tell you if they are:

Engine Oil Cooler (EOC Lines),
Transmission Oil Cooler (TOC Lines), Or
Air Conditioning Liquid/High Pressure (HVAC Evap Lines)
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