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Old 01-04-2008, 05:45 AM   #1
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Question is, is it possible to get water supply from the plugged hole nest to the turbo oil feed port on a 1.6. If I was to use this where would I return the water to? Could I even just run the heater via the turbo?

Reason I ask is I dont have any throttle body heating lines anymore to use.

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What's wrong with the location described in Braineack's FAQ, the one that the vast majority of people use with absolutely no issues?
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he probably never looked there.... but i was gonna mention it, you beat me to it savington lol
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I'll just write it a bit bigger this time:
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Reason I ask is I dont have any throttle body heating lines anymore to use.
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Yes, with your alternator and power steering removed, the solution is staring you in the face, bro
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Tim,

Just cut the hose you have looped over near your water inlet at the front of the engine. You can tell on my engine here.

I just extended the hoses to the turbo, i used Nissan banjo bolts to some pipe on the turbo end.



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Thats what I might do, that hose is actually for the heater(which I havn't got around to hooking up yet) because that is the ront housing I had made up. I just dont know if it will impede flow so much that the heater won't work when it comes to winter?

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do what he says! Use hard lines for the first few inches. I run mine under the turbo, but when I had rubber ones I was replacing them ALL the time.
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When you run the lines to your heater, why not tap off them to feed the turbo?

The pics you posted weren't quite clear on the size of the fitting, but I haven't had any probs with needing the heater much here in Sydney.

Queensland should be even warmer
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You can do that as well. The fittings on the front thermostat neck take 5/16 hose.
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My front neck just has one 5/8 outlet intended to go to the heater, then my water pump inlet has a 5/8 inlet in the front of it for the heater return.
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