Turbo oildrain mount in oilsump - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members

DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-05-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 2
Total Cats: 0
Default Turbo oildrain mount in oilsump


I want to install my DIY Turbokit. There is just one problem and I donīt know how to deal with it.
I want to install the oildrain to the oilsump without taking the engine off. So from this point of view the best way to do this is drilling the hole to the oildrain while the engine is installed.

I think the most of you know "Mighty Car Mods" from YT. They have take a stepper-driller to drill the hole, then put a thread insight and take the oil off.

Do you think this way is suitable. Iīm afraid of the shavings/fillings. And if this way is OK, wich kind of stepperdriller I need? Are steps of 2mm enough for the Miata-Sump?

P.S.: Sorry for my bad english.
M2Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 03:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,291
Total Cats: 67


Page 13.

Though I suggest you do some more research before undertaking this install. If MCM is your only research so far, you're going to have a bad time.
Schuyler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 04:39 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Pleasant grove, utah
Posts: 50
Total Cats: -3

But turbo yoda does it!
Claybay09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2014, 02:24 AM   #4
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 2
Total Cats: 0

Haha yeah turbojodaaaa

Dont worry. This is not my only research. But while reading some infos I have also see the video of MCM.

Thank you for the link!
M2Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 11:51 PM   #5
Elite Member
Chiburbian's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gilberts, IL
Posts: 1,875
Total Cats: 102

Almost everyone has done it the Flyin' Miata way (Begi does the same thing I think) and I can't recall a SINGLE person on here that has had a problem with their motors as a result. Just follow the instructions posted above and you will be fine.
Chiburbian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2014, 11:09 AM   #6
iTrader: (9)
sixshooter's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,136
Total Cats: 958

If you drill the wrong place you will need to remove the engine. The oil pump pick up tube is just inside the oil pan.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2014, 12:10 PM   #7
Elite Member
DNMakinson's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Seneca, SC
Posts: 1,692
Total Cats: 144

I used a step drill on a 90* drill head. Tight, but worked.

Some folks have had shavings get into the oil pressure relief valve and it stuck, also requiring engine removal. I'm not sure how you really get all the shavings out. After I flushed, there were still some that I fished out with my fingers. Anyway, final result was OK as I have about 4K miles after and no problems.

Drill, tap, flush well, JB weld in fitting.
DNMakinson is online now   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garrett Turbo, 1.8 Oil Pan, & Misc. Stuff nbdooey Miata parts for sale/trade 8 03-21-2016 10:53 PM
Raleigh: Fiberglass headlight scope, 1.6L ECU, AFM, Hardtop latches, more bigmackloud Miata parts for sale/trade 9 11-07-2015 11:58 PM
01-05 Fab9 PNP COPs (used) FrankB Miata parts for sale/trade 6 09-30-2015 11:48 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:21 AM.