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Old 06-22-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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this is how to dress a turbo.
no leaks, no cracked rubber tubing.
just have to cut and flare my aluminum tubing for the coolant lines.















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looks good.
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Old 06-22-2006, 06:32 PM   #3
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What size is that return line?
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looks like a -8 or 10.. aka, pretty big.
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thats pretty nice. I use a regular old rubber hose for my return and it never leaks on me though.
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the return is -10an.

the rubber lines will harden and crack over time from the heat. i helped a friend replace his a few weeks ago. they looked alright but when we flexed them, the split. no worries on this one.
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the return is -10an.

the rubber lines will harden and crack over time from the heat. i helped a friend replace his a few weeks ago. they looked alright but when we flexed them, the split. no worries on this one.
If you use garden hose or something, but I cant imagine a problem using a rubber hose rated for the temp.

But Pretty Turbo.
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no, the hose was heat rated and triple ply.
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Don't use solid aluminum tubing for your lines. It'll stress fracture.

Stainless tubing is the way to go, but it's really hard on the flaring tools.

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Why not SB hose for the coolant lines also?
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Why not SB hose for the coolant lines also?
That wouldn't be a problem either. However, KFJ said he was using aluminum tubing.
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Cool, I forgot to ask when seeing the pics of your setup and wondered if there was a particular reason why you didn't use it. Seeing another setup without it I figured I better make sure there wasn't a good reason.
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Cool, I forgot to ask when seeing the pics of your setup and wondered if there was a particular reason why you didn't use it. Seeing another setup without it I figured I better make sure there wasn't a good reason.

I'm just lazy. I only wanted to do it once, and not have to worry about it for 60K miles...and stuff and junk.
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the return is -10an.
Kewl...it looks small for 5/8" to me for some reason. Maybe the turbo's just really big
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Nice WG can bracket. Where'd ya get it? What brand/part#/etc?

I took a straight aluminum bracket and beat the hell out of it for a day or two to get it to fit right.
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i'm using aircraft grade, mil-spec aluminum tubing. the tubes are probably ~ 4" each, far enough away from the turbo to keep the rubber lines from cracking. i don't want to use SB on the coolant lines because of where they run and their abrasiveness. maybe down the road, i'll consider it...when i make SB fuel lines. swapping SB on the coolant lines will be a snap with teh AN fittings.

that's a t25r (gt2554r), it's not that big of a turbo.

the actuator mount is from ATP turbo. i didnt' know if it was going to work with my compressor orientation, but is worked perfectly. i'm happy with it.
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no, the hose was heat rated and triple ply.
Well obviously misrated or POS hose. Coolant hoses see probably similar temps, specially those for turbo.
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that's a t25r (gt2554r), it's not that big of a turbo.
Humor not getting across on the ol' intarweb, huh?
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feh. looong week. sorry.
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It's all good Looks great, man!
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