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Old 06-26-2007, 06:19 AM   #1
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hey guys. this question has probably been asked so many times but ive got a 2002 model 1.8ltr mx5 and i want to turbo charge it.
i was just wondering if its safe to run 7-10psi with standard internals?
i was also wondering where is the best location to get an oil feed and oil return line for the turbo??
your help would be greatly appreciated.
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best location as, where on the block? or best location as, where do i purchase?
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As in best location on the block
thanks
P.s would you know if it would be safe running 10 psi max with standard internals?
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yeah should be fine.

on the block the best place is the oil pressure sender, just beside the oil filter. BEGi and FM sell the adapter you can use....it's 1/8" BSPT so it's hard to come by.

the return is still best to tap in the location in my FAQ.
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BEGi and FM sell the adapter you can use....it's 1/8" BSPT so it's hard to come by.
http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pro...asp?RecId=3142
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you'd still need to screw the sender back into a tee, so you still need something with a female 1/8" BSP, correct?
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Since we have to come around the engine anyway, do you think using hard lines would be a good idea? Obviously not for the whole length but for the first 80% after the sender.
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eh, easier and simpler to use a good length of SS line.
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You're probably right. I was trying to avoid the SS lines sawing their way through other lines, wires, etc. These kinds of things are fairly common in my projects. I had a Volvo in college where the auto trans fluid lines wore against the exhaust pipe. I had a really cool smoke screen for awhile.
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