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Old 09-20-2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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Can steel nipple fittings along with o-rings be used to run the water lines on a turbo?
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:03 PM   #2
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as in on the turbo itself? i doubt you would need to use orings. just get some teflon paste
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yea In the turbo for my water lines.
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:23 PM   #4
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Could A nipple even be used for the drain On the turbo?
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:26 PM   #5
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yeah people use them when they do a rubber/silicone drain hose

tell the truth you just wanted to make a post about nipples didnt you :gay:
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Yea I love nipples, U caught me, damn I thought I could get away with it.
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if the nipples are stiff enough.
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if the nipples are stiff enough.
and pointy too , right :gay:
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What exactly do you mean when you say "nipples?" Are you referring to hose barbs?

Sorry, didn't mean to bring this thread back on track so quickly :-) And I don't know why you'd even mess with teflon paste: messy, could get clogged somewhere in your coolant lines if not careful and o-rings are cheap and work.
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yes hose barps , steel nipples, and whatever else they are called
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Oh, then, yes, that's exactly what'd you use. I actually re-used the stock Volvo coolant line barbs on mine, as they're fairly long so they allowed me to get them away from the turbo heat before connected to rubber lines.
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here a pics:
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Could high temp hosing be used for water lines?
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Old 09-20-2006, 02:32 PM   #14
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on the turbo that is
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