Oil cooler

One thing we did spot on initial testing was very slight seepage from the oil cooler pipes. I put these together with Aeroquip parts and braided cable with jubilee clips tying it all in. Nothing wrong with any of the equipment but probably me being timid about cranking down a chunky jubilee on the nice looking but not too strong alloy Aeroquip fittings.

Found a local guy at the harbour who puts together hoses for all sorts of things … Martin … What a brilliant bloke .. So helpful and diligent

I took my whole setup off the ‘plane in about 10 minutes … Went down to him to discuss and I now have a fantastic pair of braided professionally swaged pipes with the benefit of 45’ fittings for the cooler matrix to allow it to mount flush in its housing.

martin also pressure tested the fittings by filling each tube with oil, blocking the end off and then pumping up to around 500 psi !!  Amazing stuff and the swaging machine looked like something off Thunderbirds !! beats my hand held nico press

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