My thought is that since the saturated hoses are a result of the failure of the SPHC manifold, they should also be covered under the warranty and should be replaced by GPS. It's not your fault the hoses are saturated. You paid a lot of money for this kit.Removed the 2 manifolds today and packed them for shipment back to GPS. I didn't think to take any pictures but they are marked "Faster" and had what looked like a part number and maybe a lot/date code.
One problem cropped up during disassembly. The 4 hoses going from the tractor-side manifold to the floor ports each have a cloth sheath on them and they're saturated with hydraulic fluid. I wiped them several times with rags to try and soak up as much as I could but they're still wet.
Is there any way to clean them? Maybe carefully dip them in a bucket of sudsy water with Dawn dish soap and then rinsing them in clean water (making sure not to get water inside the hoses)? Or should I just not worry about it and rub them down a few more times? My concern is that they be magnets for dirt and debris, even inside the larger hose protector.