2000 Chevy S-10 Dorman oil cooler lines

Tiny
RAYBIRD2112
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 10,900 MILES
I want to replace my oil cooler lines with the Dorman oil cooler lines. However, I notices that the connector to the radiator is different from the origional factory. What do I have to do to make the Dorman lines connect to my radiator properly?
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 4:04 PM

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Tiny
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What kind of dorman lines are you putting on? Take pictures is the best way for me to help you
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 5:51 PM
Tiny
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I cannot download pictures for some reason. However, my old line, that connects to the radiator has a nut and then a flare end on it and it snaps into the connector to the radiator and is held by a clip. The new hose end is different and only has a flared end on it and doesn't seem to fit all the way into the radiator connector like the old factory line. The new line also comes with a round plastic piece, that I assume takes place of the nut? Also, I don't know if there are supposed to be o-rings on the radiator connecting end too. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 7:06 PM
Tiny
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You can always cut the hose and put it on with a hose clamp. Can you find your hoses online and get me a link to it?
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 8:24 PM
Tiny
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Well, I finally got it fixed. I just wasn't pushing the line into the radiator connector hard enough. I really had to force the top one with a lot of pressure. Finally it went. Thanks for the replies.
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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That will do it!
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 4:30 PM

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