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Hello! I have a '92 s10 with the 2.5l 4cyl RWD ext. cab, there are two lines that I want to replace because they are cracking and dry-rotting, the you open the hood, they are right on top and are about 1" thick they have silver metal adapter/coupling things that are onepeice with the rubber and I haven't been able to find this specific part online yet, any help would be beneficial. I put a little picture of what I'm talking about. Thanks.
what are these hoses? s10.jpg
 

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Those are you air conditioner lines. If the AC works, leave them alone.
 

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Personally, I would wait until the AC starts giving you issues. Having the parts on hand wouldn't be a bad idea though.
 

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They're reinforced with braided material, the outside can suffer quite a bit of deterioration before it can cause an issue. If you don't like the way they look, get some pipe insulation at a home inprovement store and cover 'em. Get the dense stuff, it'll last a lot longer under the hood.
 

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Or some of that Split wire loom tubing like on the wiring bundles.

I noticed this company also has something I've been looking for - heat shrink electrical tape.
 

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They're reinforced with braided material, the outside can suffer quite a bit of deterioration before it can cause an issue. If you don't like the way they look, get some pipe insulation at a home inprovement store and cover 'em. Get the dense stuff, it'll last a lot longer under the hood.
Well I just ordered the part, but now knowing that it’s more appearance, I’ll just keep them in storage so if they ever do fail, I have them, I’ll have to check out getting some insulation to cover them up though, thanks for the info!
 

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Or some of that Split wire loom tubing like on the wiring bundles.

I noticed this company also has something I've been looking for - heat shrink electrical tape.
Thanks, I’ll definitely have to look at either that tubing or the tape to “purty” her up (and for a little protection I assume) thanks!
 

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Just so you'll know, you shouldn't disconnect those hoses if the A/C system has a refrigerant charge. A shop must evacuate the system.
 
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