Thanks for the support guys. I
Thanks for the support guys. I'll do the Simple Green route--sounds good. Fortunately ( I guess !?! ), it blew off at the lower motor fitting near the exhaust manifold, so the oil blew toward the drivers side of the car and not in the direction of the belts--but, of course, the driver's side everything was saturated with oil--what a mess.
The place that did them was apologetic, gave me my $ back and the owner will call me Mon morning. The first rep who looked at them immediately admitted that the end wasn't installed properly. These were Areoquip steel-braided hose attached to the stock fittings. The hose blew clean off of the fitting after 5 min of warm up--obviously installed wrong.
I'm in a bit of a dilemma--I know that the owner will offer to make up a new set, but I'm pretty skiddish right now. The hell of this is that the place has done nothing but hydraulic hoses for 20 yrs and has an excellent reputation. I have a friend whose had numerous hoses hade up for his dragster for years by them w/o ever a problem--what luck, eh?