This is the last part of my build that i need to finish. My car leaks oil from the return line at the pan. Also it is under pressure because my radiator hose between the pan and the turbo has residue on the bottom side. I have -10 hose with a straight fitting at the turbo and a 45* at the pan. When i drilled my pan it was kind of at a slight downward angle. Could this cause it to leak like a mother? Ill get pics soon as i get home...
Ok, if you drilled your pan at a slight angle, it doesn't matter. However, if you tapped it at that angle you've made a mistake...but I dont think its a horribly bad one.
Here is what I did for my drain line. I have a straight barbed fitting at the oil pan. I didn't use any JB weld. After I had the pan tapped, I put black RTV (like for your oil pan gasket) around the threads and threaded it in. Then I used the same stuff on the barb before I slipped the hose on. Then I used a hose clamp tight on that ****. No leaks and I figure i'm more likely to have leaks with a hose barb setup than you are with AN fittings (assuming you have AN fittings, right?)
I have a love-hate relationship with RTV. It is always my last resort which is a good/bad thing. Its bad I had to resort to RTV, but then again it holds up for practically forever.
So i redid my fittings. cleaned them off and used copper RTV rated to 750*. Did few quick pulls @ 7 psi (somehow it bumped up 2 pounds and all i did was change the ebay air filter to a KN&N). The thing is it smokes pretty bad on startup. It doesnt smell like fuel but unsure of what exactly it is. After about 15 seconds of driving it goes away untill i reburn the ECU it smokes again for 15 seconds then fine.
My PCV valve is VTA is this correct?
My breather tubes go to my catch can. There is oil pre turbo on the coupling and pipe. Not much but probably 4 drops chillin with residual inside the pipe. Im thinking my turbo is effed because theres axial play (very slight and does not bind when pushed all the way). Builds boost fine. Clutch slips @ 7PSI.
Oil on the bottom of the coolant hose but not on the top
How my fitting sits
Does the oil return line have pressure in it? Because if it doesnt then the leak has to be coming from something else right?
See how its up high on the block? It's most likely your oil pump, oil pan, or front crank seal. Mine leaks too, unfortunately unless it's just the seal it requires pulling the engine.
That breather port off the intake manifold needs to be connected to the pcv valve, or at least it should. If that breather line which appears to be going to the catch can is at all exposed to atmosphere, that's just a huge intake leak. Wow there's a lot of things I'd do differently with your routing of wires/tubes/hoses.