Re: Mechanical or electrical
(I read these posts this morning and just wanted to leave my 2 cents on this subject)
I am installing my NYLON line as of last night and finish it this morning (got a late start), I ordered the replacement from Classic Industries and that is what I was sent (nylon) ... So far, I do not see a problem with the material ... The routing was through the underneath backside of the console, under the heater box and through the factory hole in the firewall above the gas pedal (oh, speaking of that, I broke the factory rubber grommet any replacement suggestions where I may find one), and then under the wiper motor and to the back of the engine block to the oil pressure sensor and I was/am glad it was nylon and not copper, as it flexed easily as necessary for the installation (hmm) ... Now I think personally, it will work just fine as the connectors are a 3 part system, the nut, the brass ferrel, and another brass (very small) plug in to the end and inside the nylon tubing which helps the nut and the ferrel crimp down ... Okay having said all of that ... I am replacing an old nylon tube (previous owner), which was very difficult to remove from the oil pressure gauge as it SEALED very tightly (hmmm) ... BUT, there was a coupler in the OLD line that DID leak (hmmmm again) ... Now I AM a Contractor by trade and I would NEVER use Flex nylon tubing in any one of my projects for water (Copper baby copper) Oh, but I live in California where we do not see a whole lot of freezing of the pipes (I understand the Flex tubing doesn't burst with the freezing expansion) ... However, I am probably sure the factory was copper, but I worked with what I had to work with as of the parts that were sent to me and IF they had sent me copper, I would have used copper (and I would have feared the kinking to the point of cracking during the install) ... I do remember having two thoughts during the install
1) I hope this tube doesn't curly up and kink as I am feeding it through the firewall (it didn't, it was very easy to work with),
2) When I put my NEW carpet in (the old coupler had a drip on my rubber carpet mat), "I hope this doesn't leak"
Anyways, reading the above posts AFTER I had already done my install, I am only commenting to everyone's posts, statements, and my findings ... (Oh, last thought, I hope that nylon line doesn't leak)