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Old 07-09-2014, 05:40 PM   #1
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Rerouted my AC drain tube

While poking around under my truck I saw that one of my sway bar bushing bolts was quite rusty while the other one was just fine. I found that AC drain tube was dripping right onto the frame and the water was finding its way down to the screw, overtime causing the rust.

I went to my local ACE Hardware (LOVE that place) and found a replacement bolt (head was 13mm instead of 12mm, but it still worked), M8x1.25x35mm with a 8mm washer.





Next I got some 3/8in ID (inside diameter) tubing, about 3 feet of it, and slid it over the drain tube, securing it with two zip ties. I then routed it down the frame where it could drip onto the ground. I just have to check on the hose to make sure it holds up to the engine bay temps (it sits kinda close to one of the exhaust manifolds).

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Old 07-09-2014, 07:12 PM   #2
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That's cool, but if I replaced every rusty bolt under my truck it would mean replacing everything. haha
I think most new bolts here are a bit rusty to start with.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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nice one thx for posting.
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