Paragon Transmission Lines

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While changing the oil I noticed that one of my transmission lines was working it's way off the end fitting at the oil cooler. So I removed the oil cooler and the two lines between the oil cooler and my Paragon V-drive transmission. Both lines are pretty brittle and I want to replace them. These lines have special plumbing fittings on the ends of them to attach to oil cooler and transmission. My question is, I know where I can get a replacment oil cooler, but where can I get the lines fabbed up? A hydrolic shop? Or can I just buy the fittings and hose and use hose clamps at the fittings? The ones I removed look to be original and don't have hose clamps at the fittings and appear to be pressed on.

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A hydraulic shop can make lines for you with the proper fittings. I would take the new cooler and the old lines with you. This way they can tell the length of the lines and the correct size fittings to install. You can also purchase non crimp hydraulic fittings that thread on (fine for this application) and hose from a hydraulic shop and do it yourself. I wouldn't use a setup with hose clamps.
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Ken , I don't know what PSI the cooler runs on the paragon . I know hampton rubber can make up the lines for you .
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Just had new hoses made for my boat. I used Parker Tough Gaurd hose and changed over to JIC fittings in lieu of the automotive flare. the tough gaurd hose is kind of shiney cover, which wanted for ease fo cleaning.

I changed my Velvet drives to Twin Disc transmissions, which require a *high pressure* cooler, high pressure being 250 PSI. this is low for hydraulic systems and hoses but to much pressure for hose clamp fittings, IMO.
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Thanks guys, I'll look into a local hydraulic shop to get them done. Upon further inspection, the oil cooler looks to be holding up well, so I'll just get new hoses. I'll let you know how much the hoses cost.
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Well I stopped by B&B Hose on Bainbridge in Chesapeake. The fittings where just pressed on with a barb to hold them in place. They told me that there was nothing wrong with the fittings and reused them. So for less then 5 bucks I have new transmission lines. They fabbed them for me while I waited. If felt guilty for such the low bill so I bought some hand cleaner so my total bill was under $12. It feels good to find potential issues before they happen and fix them with minimal costs.
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man I don't where I got Johnson from.. :oops: B&B are some good guys..
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I think there's a Johnson muffler near by. Thanks for the tip. I didn't see many hose though and Dolly must have been out to lunch.
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they use to sell T-shirts with that on them.... :wink:
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Glad i cant run into these problems as i can just make the lines at work :)

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If you cant find the hoses or the cooler give us a call we have them in stock or can get them in a day or so.
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