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A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube #4618629
12/30/17 09:49 AM
12/30/17 09:49 AM
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Florida
Fitz98 Offline OP
Fitz98  Offline OP
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Florida
I have a 98 Expedition that I just replaced heater core.
Heater core was bypassed because of leak.
I have a couple of older factory hose sections with quick disconnect ends.
What would I lubricate the O rings with when installing the quick connects?
Something available from my home or local parts store.

Re: A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube [Re: Fitz98] #4618637
12/30/17 09:57 AM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Why not a little Vaseline or similar? I usually use ice cream machine food grade lube, because I have a fair amount of it around.


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Re: A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube [Re: Fitz98] #4618638
12/30/17 09:57 AM
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5600 feet elevation, Arizona
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Straight coolant might get it done.


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Re: A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube [Re: Fitz98] #4618658
12/30/17 10:12 AM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline
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Any light oil. Just a smear.


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Re: A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube [Re: Fitz98] #4618690
12/30/17 10:36 AM
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Linctex Offline
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Vaseline or wheel bearing grease.


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Re: A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube [Re: Fitz98] #4618831
12/30/17 01:13 PM
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New England
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New England
Silicon grease.


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Re: A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube [Re: Fitz98] #4618842
12/30/17 01:25 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
Trav Offline
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On quick connects I usually us Nylog blue because I have it around but silicone grease or as someone said just plain coolant works fine too.


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Re: A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube [Re: Fitz98] #4618863
12/30/17 01:54 PM
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N.Ohio
Lubener Offline
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N.Ohio
I just smear some coolant on them if you don't have some silicon grease.. You just want them to slide in place and not twist as you insert them.I wouldn't buy anything special.


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Re: A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube [Re: Fitz98] #4623241
01/03/18 10:24 PM
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Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline
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green anti-freeze, even when cut 50%, is pretty darn slippery.


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Re: A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube [Re: Fitz98] #4624817
01/05/18 11:13 AM
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Upstate NY
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Upstate NY
Water, anti-freez, a mix, dish soap, spit, anything but a petroleum product. [censored] an oldtimers trick was to use brake fluid on the hoses. Make nice n slippery then when dried it sealed em up so they had to be cut off.

Re: A/C and Heater Hose O Ring Lube [Re: Fitz98] #4682489
03/02/18 04:37 PM
03/02/18 04:37 PM
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Oklahoma
slomo Offline
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Oklahoma
Magic Lube is what you are seeking. 100% silicone grease and super tacky. Great for other around the house plumbing tasks and O-ring lubing. Get it at your local swimming pool supply. Will not eat O-rings.

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