Vice grips, to loosen or tighten, work fin. It won't be stuck.Well freinds. I.. Did not get to do anything else but.. Return the system BACK to where it was. Why?
The HOSE that connects to the transmision outlet BLEW. And I mean IT Sprayed like a skunk all over the engine bay. I actually had a Small SLIT open up in the hose. And it was at the bottom of it where I could not see the hose. I should have Inspected it. But good thing it happened close to home instead of out on the road or going to work. It did not seem like it was a problem with flow with the filter. But a weakness in the hose itself. All other clamps and fitting were leak free and worked just fine.
So this is what I did to make sure the FIlter FITS the hose PERFECTLY!
The Napa FIlter :
I was able to use the barbs from a fram I had laying around to make a tight leak free fit. I compressed this on to the barb. I used a grinder to shorten the length of the nipples.
The completed filter after grinding down one side. THe Plastic ends came from a FRAM that had blown. Used my grinder and a drill bit to make them fit SNUG as a RUG on the metal of the Napa filter. ZERO LEAKS! WORKED PERFECT!
This is basically what happened to the house. But Width wise across the hose like a SMALL slit or cut was in the hose. More then likely, this was from me NOT cutting off the old stressed portion of the 3 year old hose. Should have done that.
So while at 7 eleven, I was able to fix it and get home. TO CLEAN THE ENGINE BAY AGAIN.... :angrya:
I took the filter off for the time being until I have ALL brand new hoses. Really, the hose is Just fine. But I did not want to take the chance of something like this happening again.
WIth the extra pressure having the Filter in there, I think the weak point of the hose just let go. And it is a place where the hose does see quite a bit of movement, so it broke RIGHT before the Nipple and hose clamps in a clean slit. I could not even SEE it until I took the hose of and inspected it. Love to show you the failure mode, but.. I was Arm deep in a greasy engine bay at that point at the 7 eleven.
So I did a Macgyver. I had a KNIFE on me. Like the ones that People in the UK can not have anymore.. I made a Nice clean cut, and reinstalled it. No problems. Even tested it in the driveway going through the gears, and put as MUCH hot fluid pressure on it as I could. So the FILTER was a success! But I took it off until I get all new hoses just for Safety reasons. Besides, the filter did its job, and the Fluid has already been flushed in a way... :biggrin:
I reinstalled the Hose with the Brass hose piece, and cleaned up the engine bay again.
I put it in drive and parked on a hill for about 20 minutes while I cleaned up the engine bay. No leaks, and No problems with it on, but took it off for safety till I get Brand New Transmission line Rated duty hose. No goodyear. I want GATES or the REAL hydraulic hose that they use on Commercial grade hydraulic machinery. Reason being that this hose let go due to the hose being weakened by movement and that was the flex point of the molded hose. And it would be the point of failure or the weakest part. It was just RIGHT after the outlet from the transmission.
It took a bit to see it leak, but BOY did she GO when it got going. 42 seconds in you can HEAR it spray.
Well. I got it home. But I had to use whatever 7 eleven had on the shelf. 3 quarts of 10-40 and one of Marvel Mystery oil, and I got home. Filled it with Gear oil, and now.. I have to flush that stuff out.. And put in some atf4.. Ouch.. Well. I'm dropping the pan soon anyways. So it will be fine till then. And yet another trip to Walmart for MORE fluid. And CAT LITTER.
So. Lesson learned kids. USE ALL brand new hoses if you are going to do this. These hoses do get weak with the engine moving around back and forth. So its a good idea to replace them before you add any extra stress to them. Say.. A FIlter..
Since I am not using ATF4 anymore, And I have thicker fluid in there now.. Not a good idea to keep the filter in line either. SO took it out for the time being. But before I did I ran the engine a LONG time even in Drive up a hill to make sure while HOT and warm, the filter cleaned out any gunk or crap out of the transmission.
The oil, though darker does not have any "BLACK to it". Neither does it have ANYthing floating in it. It really is clean as can be.
I just did not get around to cleaning the Sensors since I need a 1 inch Deep socket and could not find mine.
Just to let you know, you don't get hot water out of that "spigot", cold water mix with hot water in the lower part of your water heater, so you only get warm water at the most......But I want to eventually put in a permanent filter in there. (the one I bought is only for TEMP USE to clean the crud out. I am going to use it one last time, and then is going into the bin. REplaced with a NEW filter and all should be well at that point. I'm going to strap on some Neodymium magnets to it, and it will sit there for about a week till I get the system ALL cleaned as much as I can. After that. THe filter is going to be full of crap. I don't want it to backflow into the system, so it's going to be replaced. I suspect that my pump may last longer than I will.
.....I have a pressure washer. But unless you have HOT HOT water, its really not going to make much of a difference.
So where do you get HOT WATER? From your Hot water Heater of course!
You have a Lower spigot on most hot water heaters. You can use this in order to get hot water......
Be sure to check the max recommended water temperature for your pressure washer beforehand. I've blown up a pretty expensive Kärcher by connecting it to hot water tap. It's around 140°F in most pressure washers and I only exceeded it by about 20-25°F for a quarter of an hour.I have a pressure washer. But unless you have HOT HOT water, its really not going to make much of a difference.
:blink:But anyways. WE BLEW the PUMP HEAD CLEAR OFF THE Pressure washer. I think It landed someplace on the roof next door.