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Old 06-11-2007, 10:13 AM   #1
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So whats everyone's secret to oil lines? I originally didn't have a problem with my oil feed line, but now it seems to have produced a small leak at the swivel fitting. I have one friend that said he puts honda-bond on the thread to help seal. anyone else have some little tricks?
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High temp oil line thread sealant from permatex. It's also fuel-safe.
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:23 AM   #3
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You mean at the "banjo bolt" where the feed meets the turbo? Make sure it's tight. It shouldn't swivel.
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:40 AM   #4
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yup, thats where it leaks. i've removed it twice and retighten it. i'm gonna try that permatex stuff, sounds pretty good on their site. hopefully there's a local place.....man, i didn't think there would be anyone else on the forum this early.
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try new crush washers

loc-tite makes some thread sealant stuff.
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i'm gonna try that permatex stuff, sounds pretty good on their site. hopefully there's a local place
Any FLAPS will have it.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:13 PM   #7
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....what the hell is a flaps. i dont think we have any of those in houston. its kinda sad, most of our local automotive stores have been filled with ricer accessories and less actual useful stuff. closest ace hardware is about 30 min. i've emailed permatex to help find a local dealer. is the washer between the banjo and the bolt that runs through is a crush...i dont remember?
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new crush washers (copper) w/permatex.

i get permatex at autozone or advance auto, i forget.
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FLAPS = friendly local auto parts store, i.e. AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, O'Reilly, NAPA, etc. Sorry
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hahah, tha makes more sense. no wonder why yellow pages didnt know what 'flaps' was....thanks
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2nd for Permatex. Don't bother with anything else, just get a tube and you'll have it forever.
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You don't need any thread sealeant on a banjo fitting. This is the arrangement:

bolt - washer - banjo fitting - washer - turbo

Do this and it will not leak at the turbo.
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I thought this was for a screw-in fitting, sorry. Copper washer is def. the way to go. New ones, not reused ones.
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the part thats leaking isn't at the banjo bolt in the turbo, its that the end of the hose where the female swivel is. at least i hope its there and not before that.
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the part thats leaking isn't at the banjo bolt in the turbo, its that the end of the hose where the female swivel is.
if it's anything like a normal female fitting, it will only leak for a few days a month.
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if it's anything like a normal female fitting, it will only leak for a few days a month.
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If I were you I'd get a new oil line. The greddy one is a POS imho. Get a -3AN line. Do a search on oil lines and you'll find what you need.

You really don't want oil leaking around your turbo, unless you like BBQ car.
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this is why i just run a straight male fitting.
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If you tighten everything down good you shouldn't worry about leaks.
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