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02 2500HD 8.1 oil line

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by samjr, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Ok guys i got a buddy that has a 8.1 and we don't know how to get the oil line out of the block ?
    It looks like it gos into a big nut and u just pull it out but we don't what to just yank on the thing :mechanic:

    can any help with this more snow is coming like do we need a tool to take it out ?

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    It has an E type clip you can use a fuel line tool, small picks, or they make a little tool.
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You have to look closely but on the forward most fitting at the block there's a retainer clip (like mentioned) right below the large hex portion of the elbow fitting that you need to slide out. Once that's done the line and large hex elbow (made on the line) will slide out of the remainder of the hex fitting that's threaded into the engine block itself. In other words, that part of the fitting stays with the block.

    The rear line works the same way but without the large hex elbow fitting. On it the line is bend on a 90* and enters the block fitting straight on. If you look there you'll see a plastic cover made on the line that covers the top of the fitting. Slide that cover down the line and you'll see another retainer clip that works just like the one on the other line.

    Be gentle with the clips though as they're easily damaged or lost and also be positively sure they're fully reinstalled because if they not the lines will blow off in an instant.

    It's not quite the same application but the concept is the same.

  4. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    thanks guys

    it relay rusty there but we well try :mechanic:
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    dealer can get you new quick conect ends.

    and aftermarkt is getting better at offering them.

    if its that crappy best to get new end. you dont want that poping out on you or you will be doing this on the side of the road :help::realmad::help: