North American Turbocoupe Organization



Turbo oil line :(
w60 Offline
Senior Member
#1
This is as much a rant as anything else as I continue my 2 hours per week head gasket replacement.

I see the oil line to the turbo sitting in my box of parts and NEITHER manual I have (ford shop manual or clymers?) says anything about it.

Anyway, 2 hours into trying to get it where it belongs and it's there, but I need a crows foot socket to tighten the nut. Bright side is that I get to go by more tools, down side is that I feel like I've been in a fight with 3 people.
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B Offline
Administrator
#2
That's one of the reasons I went with Stinger's oil line. Much easier to get in and out.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Pete D Offline
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#3
You do not want to reuse a used oil line that's been sitting open. The oil varnish buildup on the inside can dry out, flake off and block the oil passages in the turbo. Ask how I know about this. As further evidence of bad practice, many places will not guarantee a new turbo unless a new supply line is used.
Pete Dunham


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anasazi4st Offline
Senior Member
#4
Wow. Thanks for the tip, Pete, I did not know that. Sounds like you unfortunately found out through a less-than-pleasant experience.
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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Pete D Offline
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#5
Yes I did. I got to have a turbo rebuilt twice in rapid succession. :banghead:
Pete Dunham


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