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Re: Oil Sender Hose 376-180

To: "Bob D." <>
Subject: Re: Oil Sender Hose 376-180
From: "Lawrie Alexander" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 20:40:12 -0700
That's not good news, Bob. What did Moss say when you took it up with them?

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob D. <>
To: Lawrie Alexander <>
Cc: <>
Date: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: Oil Sender Hose 376-180

>I think Moss has been "hosed" by their hose supplier. I cut the old leaky
>"new" hose open and there was no teflon core, just a black rubber hose that
>revealed cracks when flexed. So far the new "new" hose isn't leaking, but
>how long can I trust it?
>BTW: I had a similar problem with Victoria British radiator hoses 2-515. I
>went through several sets before I gave up and found a domestic
>Lessons learned (the hard way): Fine surface cracks are NOT normal on any
>hose. Stainless steel sheaths are way cool looking, but they hide the
>condition of the part that really counts. After fitting a new hose ALWAYS
>watch it a while with the engine running.
>Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
>Email -
>52 MGTD - NEMGTR #11470
>71 MGB - NAMGBR #7-3336
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Lawrie Alexander" <>
>To: "Bob D." <>; "mgs" <>
>Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2001 7:07 PM
>Subject: Re: Oil Sender Hose
>> Bob,
>> Assuming you mean the flexible hose that goes from the engine to the
>> on the firewall, Moss guarantees these things for life. They are
>> steel with a teflon core and are not supposed to do anything sieve-like
>> during their lifetime.
>> So, before you take more drastic measures, call Moss and advise them, in
>> polite terms as you can muster, that one of their hoses has failed
>> prematurely. My guess is they will replace it free of charge. If they
>> let me know and I'll take the matter up with them!
>> Lawrie
>> (who has fitted hundreds of Moss stainless hoses with no failures yet)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bob D. <>
>> To: mgs <>
>> Date: Saturday, May 19, 2001 2:17 PM
>> Subject: Oil Sender Hose
>> >Has anyone experienced a leaky oil gauge sensor hose? I replaced the
>> >original one on my '71 B about one and a half years ago. The replacement
>> >got from Moss is now leaking like a sieve. It's leaking so badly, you
>> >see it drip. Where can I get a good one? On second thought, what would
>> >take to just plug the outlet? Then I wouldn't have to worry about the
>> >hose at all.
>> >
>> >Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
>> >Email -
>> >52 MGTD - NEMGTR #11470
>> >71 MGB - NAMGBR #7-3336

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