Related to my "Blew it up" thread, I need to replace all the coolant lines on my Beo 150. Some are readily-available straight hoses that the FLAPS would have cheap, but 2 in particular (5 and 7 on the diagram on AF1's site) are special (molded T-fittings with one side bigger than the rest) and I was thinking I'd need to get OEM parts. Until I found that one is $68 and the other is $58. $126 for 2 coolant lines seems a little steep. Has anyone else faced this harsh reality? What did you do? Can copper plumbing fittings be made to work? I know they could handle the pressure, but the heat may be an issue.
Anything to avoid paying 125 bucks for 3 feet of rubber hose.....