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Old 03-24-2008, 12:44 PM
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I have to de turbo my car in order to pass emissions in this great state of california. The question I have is this I have a hose barb in my oil pan for the oil return. How are you guys plugging this?
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put a rubber cap with a clamp on it. Auto parts stores sell all sorts of sizes.
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Will a rubber cap hold temps coming from the oil pan
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I've had problems with the little black rubber caps drying out and cracking. I blew the end out of one on my intake manifold and one on a coolant line. It's fine temporarily, but they don't seem to last very well.
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Will a rubber cap hold temps coming from the oil pan

I use them on the coolant nipples on the t-stat housing with no problems. Should be ok with the oil. How long you plan on keeping the turbo off?
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So glad I don't live in Cali, lol!! I know guys that register their car just over the border and drive mostly in Cali.
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Just find a guy who won't visual check the car.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:45 PM
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Ill have to remove the turbo forever most likely. Unfortunately, the time has come and I might need a bigger car for the job. Well I think I'm gonna leave the hose on the barb and plug the end with a bolt or a stud and stick a T bar clamp on it.

I did have another question regarding the oil feed located next to the filter on the intake side. How do I plug that?
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go to a plumbing shop and tell them what you need.
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Everything worked out and I am driving without the turbo. I miss it already. anyway I assume my car will stay NA for a while. Let me catch everybody up to speed. No leaks everything is plugged. Here is my problem. I had to change both O2 sensors because I messed up one of them on the uninstall. I went with the bosch option and now my car has a CEL of P1136. Has anybody dealt with this before?
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