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Old 12-09-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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before I put the oilpan on my new engine, I want to double check with you guys about my turbo oil return line. I am already going to have to modify it somehow as it will rub the oil pickup tube as is. I was thinking of moving it up and toward the rear of the engine a bit to get more clearance from the steering rack (depowered) and to add headroom for avoiding oil buildup in the drain line. Oh and I do not have AC or PS in the way either.

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Old 12-09-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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When the oilpan is full, where is the top of the oil. I'm pretty sure the consensus was that you wanted to have the drail point above the level of oil in the pan so the oil "waterfalls" out of the drain. You might have it to low, ie... your drain might be underwater. Again, I'm not sure, but I think you want it higher... don't forget to JB weld it if your tap wasn't perfect.
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Yes. I put mine about 1/8" from the block flange. I'd plug that hole and move it up, and over between the two flange bolt holes. Priority is keeping it high.
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already on it, just got back from OSH with some brass plugs and a few extra fittings to play with.
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Don't use any 90* fittings, they put a large bottleneck in your drain and you want all the flow you can get.
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Here is my relocated return line. For now the new hole will be plugged the same as the original, but wont be jbwelded on like the first one is. I used a 45* fitting and it seems like a logical thing to do because it will direct the line right at the turbo. Yes I took the picture upside down since the engine is upside down on the stand right now.

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That picture is messing with my brain!
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that is about where i have mine installed. you could use the other port for a temparature sensor bung. dunno how effective it would be there htough.
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Looks good. I'd go ahead and drill/tap a hole for a temp sender in the deep part of the sump now and plug it so you can use it later.
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Ya, so i have a little bit to add to this story. Engine installed, running great .... but i developed a major oil leak that covered the drivers side with oil. So after some looking around and being frustrated, yup its leaking because my plug (in the place of the drain line fittings in the pic above) fell out. Took me a while to figure out what was happening but im happy its nothing else. Im just surprised about how much oil I still have left.
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fell out? unscrewed and fell out?
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:53 PM   #13
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yup, new plug for 50 cents fixed it right up, but i lost a quart before i got to that point.
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ouch maybe you could locktite or jb weld the plug into place.
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or safety wire :gay:
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