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Old 02-13-2019, 11:25 AM
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Default Oil Feed line for turbocharger question. What's the safest route in this case?

So I have having issues with the feed line that came into my turbo kit so I made a 90 fitting with brass but my feed line runs under my exhaust manifold has any one every done it this way ? is it safe or should i heat wrap my manifold and place like a head shield on the feed line??

Side note I tied down my feed line so it would not hit the manifold


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Default re: Oil Feed line for turbocharger question. What's the safest route in this case?

You will just be putting a lot of extra heat into your oil, before it goes into the turbo. Not a good thing.

Can you not flip the turbo 180° on the manifold, putting the compressor on the driver's side and bringing the oil feed inlet out in front of the manifold?
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You will just be putting a lot of extra heat into your oil, before it goes into the turbo. Not a good thing.

Can you not flip the turbo 180° on the manifold, putting the compressor on the driver's side and bringing the oil feed inlet out in front of the manifold?
I could but the way my down pipe is set up with ruin my set up ..
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Default re: Oil Feed line for turbocharger question. What's the safest route in this case?

Get a longer feed line and run around into the inlet...from the front instead of underneath the manifold
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Get a longer feed line and run around into the inlet...from the front instead of underneath the manifold
Kinda like this ?

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Default re: Oil Feed line for turbocharger question. What's the safest route in this case?

That might help, but any way you slice it with that turbo orientation you are going to be getting close to the manifold. I might run an oil temp gauge if you are gonna roll like that.
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Originally Posted by 2x0 View Post
That might help, but any way you slice it with that turbo orientation you are going to be getting close to the manifold. I might run an oil temp gauge if you are gonna roll like that.
Awesome I will keep that in consideration
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Originally Posted by NVturbo View Post
Get a longer feed line and run around into the inlet...from the front instead of underneath the manifold
AND ALSO use a thermal sleeve..
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AND ALSO use a thermal sleeve..
i agree with this, I ran a heat sleeve over the oil feel line that was around 12-14 inch long which should resolve this matter, just don’t let hit touch the manifold
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AND ALSO use a thermal sleeve..
This ^^^^^^
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AND ALSO use a thermal sleeve..
Another +1 for this. Best solution here (in addition to the long run-around feed line).
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Default Re: Oil Feed line for turbocharger question. What's the safest route in this case?

Is the center port on the CHRA threaded?
I'd also suggest checking to make sure that drain is 5/8 and not 1/2".
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Is the center port on the CHRA threaded?
I'd also suggest checking to make sure that drain is 5/8 and not 1/2".
I'm using 5/8 barb fittings for the return line, No, I have the restriction plate that the line threads into
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Default Re: Oil Feed line for turbocharger question. What's the safest route in this case?

I vote coming around from the front, tied to rad support.
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I vote coming around from the front, tied to rad support.
So in this case what would I use to extend the feed line
A bended brake line or another feed line I dunno what to use ;/
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Default Re: Oil Feed line for turbocharger question. What's the safest route in this case?

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So in this case what would I use to extend the feed line
A bended brake line or another feed line I dunno what to use ;/
You just need a male to male adapter to add another short line or just order a longer line in general.

https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchan...gory_Code=OLD4

https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchan...gory_Code=OLD4
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Originally Posted by LightningTeg View Post
You just need a male to male adapter to add another short line or just order a longer line in general.

https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchan...gory_Code=OLD4

https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchan...gory_Code=OLD4
Something similar to this ?

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yes
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Originally Posted by NVturbo View Post
Get a longer feed line and run around into the inlet...from the front instead of underneath the manifold
what do you think about the me using the brake line for kinda like a 90 degree ?
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Default Re: Oil Feed line for turbocharger question. What's the safest route in this case?

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what do you think about the me using the brake line for kinda like a 90 degree ?
That's what I'm using for my feed line. They are the same thing, braided hose line for oil/chemicals. You can get another 3AN feed line on eBay for like under $15.
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That's what I'm using for my feed line. They are the same thing, braided hose line for oil/chemicals. You can get another 3AN feed line on eBay for like under $15.
well im going to give it shot this weekend lets see how it turns out
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Default Re: Oil Feed line for turbocharger question. What's the safest route in this case?

They should have 3AN lines, with one straight and one 90 degree end...

I thought about getting that at first but since I do have clearance on my setup I went with a 48" straight end line.
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