View Full Version : How to assemble -AN lines *Approved*

06-05-2007, 09:02 PM
Hey guys I decided to run a remote mount oil filter on my SR20 when I drop it in.
So here is how I made the lines
I got four -8AN hose ends, two 1/2” pipe to -8AN adapters, 3’ of -8AN braided stainless hose and an oil filter block.
First I cut the 3 feet of stainless hose in half by taping it with electrical tape and cutting it with the cutoff wheel.
Then I stripped off the electrical tape and slid the hose into the red part of the hose end, putting the end of the hose flush with the threads.
Then I lubricated the blue part of the hose end with some white lithium grease.
Next I clamped the red part into the vice using an AN assembly clamp and pushed the blue part of the AN fitting into the red.
I twisted it with my palm until the threads engaged then used a 7/8” AN wrench to tighten them.
I tightened the fitting until the red and blue parts were just about 1mm apart.
and viola you're done. I would advise however to blow some high pressure air thru the lines to get out any crap from cutting them. Also it hides the coolness but shrink wrapping the lines prevents them from fraying.

06-05-2007, 09:13 PM
nice write up
but people done nkow how to do that?

06-05-2007, 09:15 PM
I dont know, noobs dont. I thought thats what this was all about.

06-05-2007, 09:32 PM
I like this write up. I have only seen the other type of installer that holds the blue part and you push the hose into it.


06-06-2007, 12:13 AM
Thanks its from JEGS

06-06-2007, 12:32 AM
How much did they run you? Also, what is to prevent the hose from falling out? Newb question, I know.

06-06-2007, 08:58 AM
The line was about 15 dollars I think, the hose ends were about 8 bucks a piece and the adapters were about 8 bucks a piece.
Well whats holding the hose in, the blue part is male and the tip of it sandwiches the hose with the red part, there is also a barb if you look really close.

06-06-2007, 09:37 AM
I didn't know how to do that. :( + rep.

06-06-2007, 10:11 AM
Thank you guys, I was a little afraid to do it too. Let me get a chance and I will post up how to do smaller -AN lines that require a ferrule.

06-06-2007, 10:50 AM
Link to the assembly kits:


06-06-2007, 10:58 AM
Yea this one is good http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10002_537697_-1
however I think its better to cut off the line with a cut off wheel then with a pinch cutter, that way the hose says relatively round.

06-13-2007, 10:25 AM
Is this worth posting in the public forum?

06-19-2007, 11:11 AM
Mods... Kev? Phlip? Barry? anyone?

06-19-2007, 03:53 PM
should have done an oil cooler with thermo like mine

06-19-2007, 04:00 PM
I'm lookin at that right now, however it would have added substantially to the cost.

A Spec Products
06-19-2007, 05:32 PM
Cool stuff

I just had Baker assemble the fittings for me

Figure I'd leave it to da pros

06-19-2007, 05:47 PM
Lol, you would have the cash to do that logan.

06-19-2007, 05:54 PM
Part of my job is assembling low/med/high pressure rubber and teflon(steel braided) hoses. from -3AN on up.

08-24-2007, 11:01 PM
+ 1