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Old 06-03-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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So I'm slapping this MSM turbo on, and my return line is both way too long and way too inflexible to make the turn into the oil pan. Anyone mind firing up a few pictures so I can get an idea of what to do here?
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Don't be a *****. Search.
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Not gonna find much searching for nissan.
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I recycled the image from the stud thread, whaddayawant?. I didn't mean to bless specifically searchers for the word "Nissan," but all producers of searches.
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I'd love to search, except I'm forced to use a cell phone for the week while my connection is down and searching for what I would want would take hours of scrolling and be a general pain in the ***. If you can link me a picture or give me any sort of advice, feel free to help. If not, your e-thug comments and general douchebaggery could be used in a thread where it is actually warranted.
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If it's too long, cut it and put some sort of joiner together. I had to put a 90 degree brass fitting in my line to get the angle I needed.
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If it's too long, cut it and put some sort of joiner together. I had to put a 90 degree brass fitting in my line to get the angle I needed.
The problem is that it's a freaking huge AN line and I can't get the thing to bend in the shape I need to make the turn since the fittings are straight. I'm considering going to a 45 degree fitting out of the turbo, 4" of line, and into a 90 degree fitting into the pan.
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The problem is that it's a freaking huge AN line and I can't get the thing to bend in the shape I need to make the turn since the fittings are straight. I'm considering going to a 45 degree fitting out of the turbo, 4" of line, and into a 90 degree fitting into the pan.
I'm using -10AN for mine. I have a 90 degree coming off of the oil pan, then it follows the motor in a 45 degree angle until it's lined up with the oil drain. I then have a 90 degree brass fitting that hooks up to a 45 degree line coming off the turbo.
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I'm going do something similar then, my line is -10 as well. Thanks!
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Here's a pic of my drain from the oil pan up (you can't see the fitting on the turbo, but it's a 45 degree -10AN fitting.
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That looks a little restrictive for flow.
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That looks a little restrictive for flow.
It's a big line and is always angled down.
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Why don't you just use one pieces of AN hose if you have the fittings already?
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Why don't you just use one pieces of AN hose if you have the fittings already?
The stuff is ridiculously rigid, so it's very hard to maneuver. If you flex it too much it just collapses on itself.
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that pic is supposed to be " how not to do it! " ? i hope

no problems using an hose for oil returns btw.

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-10 AN hose, 45 degree NPT to AN on the oil pan, straight hose ends on both ends. You have to pull the pan out to drill in this position though, because the subframe's in the way while in the car.

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