JIC, AN, Begi oil feed question - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

JIC, AN, Begi oil feed question

Old 11-10-2014, 09:38 PM
  #1  
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 18,445
Total Cats: 1,618
Default JIC, AN, Begi oil feed question

So I'm putting my motor in before I turbo it and wanted to get the oil feed and return done while the motor (92) was out. Bought the 10x1.5 to -3an fitting from Begi, and a -3an cap from Jegs.



Fitting, -3an cap, and -4an cap.

But when I tried to put the -3an cap on the fitting it was too small. Now begi listed the part on my sheet as a JIC 3/8-24 fitting, which I've since determined to be -3an...I think. But my -3an cap from Jegs doesn't fit:



and the -4an cap does:



Stumped.
Attached Thumbnails JIC, AN, Begi oil feed question-fck93b.jpg   JIC, AN, Begi oil feed question-20f9hj9.jpg   JIC, AN, Begi oil feed question-33wy4og.jpg  
aidandj is offline  
Old 11-10-2014, 09:58 PM
  #2  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,499
Total Cats: 598
Default

Oil feed fitting looks like a -4 AN. Bigger than any AN line I've used for a turbo feed.
curly is offline  
Old 11-10-2014, 10:36 PM
  #3  
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 18,445
Total Cats: 1,618
Default

I ordered a -3 I'll call them tomorrow.
aidandj is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 07:53 AM
  #4  
mkturbo.com
iTrader: (24)
 
shuiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 14,178
Total Cats: 1,258
Default

Originally Posted by curly View Post
Oil feed fitting looks like a -4 AN. Bigger than any AN line I've used for a turbo feed.
I have always used a -4an oil feed line, just had to put in a restrictor depending on what turbo.
shuiend is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 11:10 AM
  #5  
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
concealer404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 9,790
Total Cats: 1,361
Default

+1 for "I've always used -4AN."

However, if you ordered -3AN, that's certainly not what you got.
concealer404 is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 11:34 AM
  #6  
VladiTuned
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 35,078
Total Cats: 3,113
Default

WHAT?!

Are you guys suggesting that Begi sent someone the wrong part?

Surely, you jest
18psi is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 11:48 AM
  #7  
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 18,445
Total Cats: 1,618
Default

More googling has revealed that an/jic -3 should have a 3/8 outer thread diameter. Mine is more like .43. Called BEGI but shipping wasn't in yet.
aidandj is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 11:49 AM
  #8  
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
concealer404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 9,790
Total Cats: 1,361
Default

What does shipping have to do with it?
concealer404 is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 11:51 AM
  #9  
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 18,445
Total Cats: 1,618
Default

I'm assuming its because they shipped the wrong part? Just what I was told on the phone.
aidandj is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 11:51 AM
  #10  
VladiTuned
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 35,078
Total Cats: 3,113
Default

18psi is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 11:57 AM
  #11  
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
concealer404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 9,790
Total Cats: 1,361
Default

So they can't help you at all until their "shipping department" decides to roll into the shop?

That sounds... silly.
concealer404 is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 11:59 AM
  #12  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,499
Total Cats: 598
Default

My guess is the bin for the -4 is right next to the -3, and some have fallen in over the years. Happened to me when I got my turbo adapter from Abe.
curly is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 12:00 PM
  #13  
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 18,445
Total Cats: 1,618
Default

Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
So they can't help you at all until their "shipping department" decides to roll into the shop?

That sounds... silly.
Whoever picked up the phone the first time was the only person there. Not sure who it was but when I called back just now the lady was very helpful.
aidandj is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 12:01 PM
  #14  
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 18,445
Total Cats: 1,618
Default

Originally Posted by curly View Post
My guess is the bin for the -4 is right next to the -3, and some have fallen in over the years. Happened to me when I got my turbo adapter from Abe.
They made it sound like the -3 part isn't ordered very often. And they only had one -3 fitting left. Oh well, they are sending the new part out today.
aidandj is offline  
Old 11-11-2014, 02:44 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mass.
Posts: 812
Total Cats: 41
Default

for future reference, find a local hydraulics supply shop (such as Easton) ... they typically have what you need in stock, even metric adapters.
thasac is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Full_Tilt_Boogie
Build Threads
63
08-09-2018 07:54 PM
stoves
Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain
5
04-21-2016 04:00 PM
tazswing
Race Prep
20
10-03-2015 12:04 PM
Aroundcorner
Miata parts for sale/trade
2
10-01-2015 04:20 PM
JesseTheNoob
DIY Turbo Discussion
15
09-30-2015 03:44 PM


Quick Reply: JIC, AN, Begi oil feed question


Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.