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Old 07-08-2008, 03:14 AM
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Default Water line newb question

When using stainless steel lines for the water lines, how do you attach the screw-on type fitting of the stainless line to the waterpump/thermostat slip-on type fitting?

Does the stock slip-on fitting at the waterpump/thermostat unscrew out?


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Old 07-09-2008, 04:03 PM
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The steel OEM nipples are pressed into the castings. The won't come out easily. The way to do it is to buy a fitting with a hose barb on one end and an A/N fitting on the other.

Splice it into the rubber hose where it is convenient and away from the heat. From that point use your braided line to the turbo.

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I used hydraulic line to a banjo fitting with a hose barb at the turbo. Line size was different.

Just put together a fitting that has hosebarbs on either side that steps down from the hose size at the turbo to the OEM fittings. All you need is a coupler and two hose bards, for each line.

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or dont even bother with the bling, use rubber hoses and wrap em in fiberglass weave.
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Yah, I don't care about bling...just longevity. Links to fiberglass weave? Didn't find anything when searching.
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