Flexolite recommend the use of ‘Rapide’ Hose for automotive oil systems (also suitable for fuel, air and coolant) and supply four bore sizes - ¼”, 3/8”, ½” and 5/8”. Rapide hose is made from synthetic rubber with an inner textile reinforcing braid and has a working temperature range of -40 to +120 oC and maximum working pressure of 400 psi.
For all bore sizes we offer two end fitting systems – ‘PUSH ON’ fittings give a working pressure of 250 PSI with easy DIY assembly, without the need for clips or special tools. SWAGE or CLIP fittings requiring swaging or O Clips/worm drive clamps for DIY assembly. Flexolite can provide a swaging service where a 'factory finish' is required. Hoses can be made in our workshop, or we can supply swaging parts for the professional mechanic/restorer with access to swaging equipment. We can also provide quotations from old patterns you may have. Please enquire regarding prices of our swaged hose services. For the enthusiast working at home though, Flexolite believe ‘PUSH ON’ fittings for Rapide hose offer the simplest and most cost effective oil pipe work solution available. For further information on Rapide hose and fitting assembly, as well as specifying hoses if assembled units are required, please see the Help and Instructions sections below.