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Default Drilling out oil port on 95+ blocks?

Has anyone ever tried drilling out the hole in the cast where the oil feed port was on the older engines?
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no, because most are smart enough to simply tee off the oil pressure sender and be done with.... It's weird, a lot of people don't like to make extra work for themselves with complex tasks, when easy proven solutions sit in front of their faces.
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
no, because most are smart enough to simply tee off the oil pressure sender and be done with.... It's weird, a lot of people don't like to make extra work for themselves with simply tasks.
There are some companies who even make a proper fitting for doing just what you describe!



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Ah yes but the endless list of tasks helps one put off getting the thing boosted.

I think we should have a new rule to be a member. You have to be boosted, or will be boosted with in six months of your first post. And every month that you were a member before posting will buy you an extra month to get it done.

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Originally Posted by TunerToys View Post
There are some companies who even make a proper fitting for doing just what you describe!



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NO WAY!!!

Cause I could have sworn I bought one of your block fittings from you, with a discount too.

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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
no, because most are smart enough to simply tee off the oil pressure sender and be done with.... It's weird, a lot of people don't like to make extra work for themselves with complex tasks, when easy proven solutions sit in front of their faces.
Dude, you should know me well enough already. I mean how long have I been posting. You know I have to know EVERYTHING.

I mean everyone is always looking for a sleeker simpler oil routing plan, I am just surprised more people dont do this. Unless its just not doable.

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I have a different goal. Its called "Mission 2000". Turbo before 2000 posts. I just hope I dont have to rename it to "Mission 3000". :(

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it was hard enough turning a wrench down there...i sure as hell wouldn't want to try to put a drill down there, let alone a tap. plus the shavings wont end up in the pan....which is not cool.

and for christ's sake, its an oil feed. who gives a **** how sleek it is?! **** could plumb out my ******* as long as it works.....
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Sheesh... Remind me to stay away from Brianey's turbo...

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Sheesh... Remind me to stay away from Brianey's turbo...
ooooohhh myyyyyy gooooodddddd
thanks for the laugh man, that was priceless

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even as i type
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Dude, could have used a girls *** at least.
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Dude, could have used a girls *** at least.
you trying to say scott has a girls ***? lol
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Joe, too many shots like that and people will find out the secret of all my power...I myself an the power adder....there's my exhaust outlet

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I bet you could do it while the block is apart like during a rebuild or something. But I agree with everyone saying that it would be stupid while the engine was still in the car.
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Are there some blocks that already have a tapped hole on the driver's side? I thought I remember seeing an oil feed line (FM kit?) coming off a place just below the rear of the head on the driver's side. That would make a lot more sense, since it's less distance to go. My oil feed comes from a T by the oil temp sending unit (originally on an AVO kit). The problem is, is that there is a SS-braided line about 4' long that has to go all the way around the engine bay to get to the turbo side. I've attached it along the top edge of the firewall, but after reading some stuff in Corky's book, realize that things attached to the engine shouldn't be attached to the frame/body as well .

What have other people done with lines coming off the sending unit?
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My line is just routed around the motor, not even tied up until it gets to the valve cover and runs half way down and into the turbo.
90-93 have oil feed on the driver side. Pretty sure 94s and early 95s have it as well.
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Originally Posted by jasonrobo02 View Post
I bet you could do it while the block is apart like during a rebuild or something. But I agree with everyone saying that it would be stupid while the engine was still in the car.
Exactly what I used to do! I drilled and tapped my blocks when I was building them and flushing them all out. I used to use a 1/8 NPT in that spot.
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if it aint broke don't fix that **** or in your case don't try to make up more problems. trust me you will have enough of them once you turbo your car. it is really not worth it if you need a longer line and you can't find one to buy let me know i have a local shop that can custom build you one with any fittings and any length. they use teflon lines not the cheap rubber ****. by the way if anyone is interested in getting braided brake lines for their cars let me know so i can start a new thread this guy custom builds them and has a license for doing it. 100% safe. i could probably get the whole braided brake lines for 110$ and there are like 4 color choices.
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I've been thinking about doing the same thing, but the main problem is not so much the limited access (I have the engine out of the car), but the shavings that will get into the oil channels. You'll have to tear down the engine to get them all out.
You don't have this problem with the return line because those shavings will end up in the sump. What doesn't get flushed out, most likely won't get past the oil pickup mesh.
I would definitely prefer drilling and tapping the hole over running a long hose to the other side of the block. Much cleaner and direct route, but unfortunately not very easy to do.
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