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Old 04-09-2009, 12:26 PM   #1
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So I broke an oil fitting the other day. Leaking from the pass side. Figured it was my turbo oil line. Turns out I broke a 1/8" pipe nipple. The oil feed setup goes BPT - 1/8" NPT adapter, nipple, tee, OP sender and turbo oil line. Must have been too much weight / vibration for the brass fitting. Here's pics of the fix....

Should take the stress off the fittings.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:28 PM   #2
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Yah, you never want that much stuff going into block like that.

Solution is to pull it off, use a braided stainless line off a fitting on the block and relocate the T and the sender.
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nice fix, I'll keep that in mind
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Yea, moving it all is the ultimate fix. I'm waiting to buck up for an AN flare kit. I've got a pile of SS -3 line. Just no tools to use it. :(
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I blew my SR20DET up by having cheap brass Tfittings. It snapped and i still drove it for a little bit... fixed it and a week later blew the motor up when i was burning out because the bearings were FUCKED. I like your fix, but my advice is get the tunertoys one..its steel. Once u loose oil pressure, the only thing you can do is pray that it didnt do damage.
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Yea, I never actually lost OP. But yea, it needs to be redone right. This should hold me over for a bit though. Thankfully I've got a huge OP gauge on the dash panel.
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Brass is just fine. Cheap works great. EXCEPT into an engine block. Anything other than steel will break there. Put a steel fitting in there - like this one - and it will work just fine. Mine works fine.
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here's my fix:
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