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broken inlet elbow
Nsw Offline
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#1
One of the metal vacuum fittings on the turbo inlet has broken off. Do i have any options to fix this, or should i start looking for a new piece.

Could I plug this and run a splitter on another vacuum line?

Thanks for any input
joe
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junkedturbo Offline
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#2
Cant seem to find the broken fitting in the pic, did it use to be by the bent fitting :confused:

If I'm looking at your pics write you have a fitting that you can remove with a wrench, take that off and go down to a parts store and buy a fitting with 2 hose nipples.

Or just unplug the hose from the boost controller and plug it in anywere else, the controller just bleeds air when you reach the right amount of boost.

I think you can leave it unpluged but don't quote me on that.....
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Dan S Offline
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#3
Can't leave it unplugged! As for the broken fitting, use a little penetrating oil around where the threads enter the aluminum housing. Let it sit for a while, then use an easy out and unscrew the broken part of the fitting. If for some reason that doesn't work, carefully drill out the old fitting, then tap new threads for a new fitting. Use caution, to make sure no metal filings enter the compressor housing.
Dan S
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Nsw Offline
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i meant it is one of the metal vacuum lines that is bent, i believe this one goes to the stock BCS. i did not know these were threaded in
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Dan S Offline
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#5
I see what you mean now. If you can very carefully get the remaining piece of tubing out, try this fix. Bend a new piece of tube (same size) to replace the old one. Place the aluminum housing in the oven and heat it up. (If wife, mother or significant other is not understanding, wait until they are gone Wink ). Place the new piece of tubing in the freezer. Using gloves to hold the "very hot" housing, slide the "very cold" new tubing into the hole. Once both pieces return to room temperature, that tube will not come out.
What you are actually doing is shrinking the tube while expanding the hole you will insert it into.
In days of old, this is how you put sleeves in a a diesel engine block.
Dan S
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Nsw Offline
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#6
very good, thats how i got the ball joints in a couple years back. do you know if those tubes are a compression fitting from the factory?
1988 5speed black every option. 3inch single turbo to tail(stinger), manual boost control. k&n cone walbro fuel pump

1986 xr4ti project car..... way to many mods to list.
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Dan S Offline
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#7
Just a normal ridge on the end of the tube, to slide the hose over.
Dan S
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Nsw Offline
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#8
I meant do you know how its fitted into the elbow?
either way thanks for the info
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Jeff K Offline
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#9
It is just a press fit. Yse Dans method, and put a little JB Weld around the fitting after you have the new one in for a little extra seal.
Jeff Korn

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Nsw Offline
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#10
will do. thanks for the info guys
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