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Nothing exciting done on the plane today. I installed the -8AN to NPT stainless steel fittings into the oil thermostat and measured the hoses for the oil lines. There are 5 -8AN hoses that are needed for the oil lines and so I’m having Steve at Aircraft Speciality make those up. There is also one smaller hose that runs from the oil pump back to the oil tank for the turbo, for that I order a length of fluorosilicone hose from Viper Performance Hoses. Fluorosilicone is silicone, but it is rated to be used with oil and fuel so it should work well. The reason I went with regular hose is because the fittings on both ends is hose barb and it will just be a bit easier to use hose with clamps for this one connection rather than trying to replace the fittings with AN style fittings. But maybe I’ll change my mind will have to see when the hose arrives.