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Where to route this oil feed line? (PICS)

Posted by EvilTSi_97, Dec 5, 2012

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  1. EvilTSi_97

    EvilTSi_97 Proven Member

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    I have been battling an oil leak for a little while now. I finally found it to be the oil feed line (mine's coming from the OFH). I took some pictures of how it is routed and will try to explain it in any further detail if anyone needs it. Anyhow, my question is this: Do I need to reroute my feed line?

    My concern is that the heat from the exhaust manifold is going to be extremely detrimental to not only the line, but the oil temperature going to the turbo itself.

    I thought about getting a 180 degree AN fitting and running it directly down (right behind the hot side of the turbo) as opposed to where it is going now (underneath the exhaust manifold).

    The other big concern is that whoever installed the OFH to turbo feed line did a terrible job. The alternator belt is extremely close to rubbing up against the fitting. Does anyone have an idea for getting something more suitable setup?

    SEE PICTURES :D (apologies for the mess...didn't see much point in cleaning up until the oil leak is repaired LOL)


    Any ideas or paint drawings appreciated!!!:hellyeah:

    Brandon
     

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  2. Gstclipse69

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    Is there another port on your oil filter housing you could use for the feed line instead of the port you are using now? Is it a stock 7 bolt OFH?
     

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  3. EvilTSi_97

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    I have a 6 bolt swap in the car. I found an adapter that screws on to the oil filter fitting which provides to extra ports. The main concern now is whether I need to route it away from the exhaust manifold.
     
  4. Gstclipse69

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    I dont know if the 180 bend would be a good idea or not. FWIW, I think the stainless line would be able to take a lot of abuse as far as holding up to heat. Mine is running to the turbo right under the manifold like yours. I think the oil passing through would have enough flow/pressure in the line to not absorb that much heat. But like I said, I cant comment on whether or not a 180 bend would affect the flow of oil to the turbo or not. I'm interested if anyone has some facts to add.
     

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  5. EvilTSi_97

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    You're probably right in regards to the heat issue with the SS braided lines. I did figure out my problem after removing the lines and inspecting them. One of the swivel fittings stripped a few threads somehow. It wasn't/wouldn't tighten down all the way...just about hand tight and then it would spin. Just ordered an entire oil feed kit from extremepsi.com for good insurance against any other defective pieces on that line :hellyeah:

    Brandon
     
  6. SpoolinTalonAWD

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    Looks like you have a Forward Facing Oil Filter Housing. Plenty of info out there about that housing. Search it and you will find your answer.
     
  7. EvilTSi_97

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    Did you completely miss the entire conversation? Even more, did you not see this marked as resolved? Lastly, you're not going to help yourself or anyone by posting "Use the search." Most of the members here have exhausted the search feature and that's why they're making their own post. :banghead:
     
  8. SpoolinTalonAWD

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    since youre obviously so smart and since you've exhausted all your research, you realize that youre feeding your turbo UNFILTERED oil, right? :thumb: :ohdamn: :nono:
     
  9. EvilTSi_97

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    oillinelocation-1g.jpg

    "91-94 1G supply location pictured. You want the upper and outer fitting location. Using the lower fitting on a '91-94 oil filter housing (water cooled oil cooler) will result in the turbo receiving unfiltered oil." -RRE

    Does it look like I'm using the lower fitting? No.:banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
  10. SpoolinTalonAWD

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    If you are using a FFOFH you have to use the lower port for your turbo.
    The RRE insturctions show a DSM OFH and that info is correct.
     

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