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Old 07-30-2016, 02:46 PM   #21
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Oil from the plug in the vvt solenoid, vac from damn near anywhere on the intake manifold.
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hahaha, yeah thats true, but where would you recommend me going instead of lows? and is cheaper than lets say 300$?
Did you buy the oil line set that's posted in the classifieds?
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For coolant lines, the cheapest solution is banjos with barbs on the turbo, reinforced silicone hose from mcmaster (search there for high temperature silicone coolant hose, ideally you want 5/16 but I think they only sell 3/8, which is close enough to work), and put the turbo in the line that goes between the mixing manifold and the thermostat neck. You'll wind up having to replace the hoses every few years due to heat, but it otherwise works well. Putting some kind of extra heat shielding on them helps here as well.

For oil return line you need the same reinforced silicone hose but in 5/8".

The oil supply line is the only one with any real pressure in it. I would either buy an an off-the-shelf kit, or DIY it with Earl's parts from summit if I wanted to customize. I don't see the point to using a hydraulic shop, that just sounds like a PITA.

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hey guys do you know how to install coolant lines and oil lines on a miata?
I heard mcdonalds sells them

can you plz halp?
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Yes, you can get your oil and coolant lines at the hardware store, find some copper fittings in the pluming department.

Something like this should work-
Shop EASTMAN 8-ft 1,500-PSI Stainless Steel Dishwasher Connector at Lowes.com
Shop Appliance Supply Lines & Drain Hoses at Lowes.com

Just measure the distance of the lines you need and make sure to get the right length lines, fittings are less important, any fitting will work really you can just use thread tape to insure proper seal, you can drain to atmosphere without issue.
Dont listen to all these newbs, you can build an entire turbo kit at the hardware store, its the new age performance shop!
so that's a definitive YES to Sally's Beauty supply for all my turbo plumbing, yes?
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It would be sweet if we could compile a part list for some popular engine and turbo setups though. Could cut down on the amount of these threads we see.

Something like:

1.6L T25 Turbo's use
-X Water line with X fittings etc.
-Y Oil line with Y fittings etc.
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It would be sweet if we could compile a part list for some popular engine and turbo setups though. Could cut down on the amount of these threads we see.

Something like:

1.6L T25 Turbo's use
-X Water line with X fittings etc.
-Y Oil line with Y fittings etc.
Sounds easy, but every moron who tries to use an oddball turbo would still ask the same question. Besides, all you do is use a thread check, or take it to a shop who can. That's after you fail at google, which has all of the information in like .043 seconds.
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Yeah. We've tried this before. This assumes that the n00bs will put forth enough brainpower and dedication to actually read through various threads and learn various things.

Huge and foolish assumption
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so that's a definitive YES to Sally's Beauty supply for all my turbo plumbing, yes?
DUHHH, you can also snag some hair spray for your intercooler couplers to prevent them from popping off under MAD BOOST YO!
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