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Old 12-05-2007, 06:46 PM   #21
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Tons are using a hosebarb and clamp on the oil return line, probably 80% or more of us anyway.
The difference is the oil return isn't pressurized. It is merely a tube for the oil to drain via gravity back into the pan.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:27 PM   #22
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Should I admit that even my drain line is braided S/S with AN fittings? Nah.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:34 PM   #23
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Should I admit that even my drain line is braided S/S with AN fittings? Nah.
To be honest, I am fully expecting to pay for more in AN fittings for coolant/oil and SS lines for the turbo, then what I paid for the turbo

I don't want to deal with possible line failures on the track.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:18 PM   #24
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Two feet of -8AN hose: $12
One straight NPT end: $8
One 90 -8AN end: $15
Turbo drain flange: $14

Never having to worry about the drain line again: Priceless.

There are some things in life Savington can't afford. For everything else, there's money.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:14 PM   #26
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this looks to good to be true (i would also get the flyinmiata oil thermostat kit to go with it) what do you guys think?

http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/index...ROD&ProdID=274

i'm looking to get the FM thermostat high temp lines AN fittings and a mocal cooler ~$300
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:11 PM   #27
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this looks to good to be true (i would also get the flyinmiata oil thermostat kit to go with it) what do you guys think?

http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/index...ROD&ProdID=274

i'm looking to get the FM thermostat high temp lines AN fittings and a mocal cooler ~$300
Wow that is cheap! Hmm!!!
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I looked around at the Cooltek kit and at some Ebay stuff. In the end, I decided that a few extra bucks was worth it in such a critical system. Especially, since I just spent a ton on the BEGI S5 system. So, I ended up with this Mocal kit from BatInc: http://64.202.180.37/files/coolkit.pdf

I got Option 4 ($189) with the 16 row cooler ($126.75). $315.75 total is not bad for one of the best out there. I've seen the lower quality kits for more (like this one http://www.miatamania.com/Shop/ViewP...eIndexID=60192 for example).

Simply decided not to go cheap. That's not always my philosophy. I did go with Megasquirt because I could not discover a reasonable advantage worth the extra $1500 for, say a Hydra.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:20 PM   #29
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My pneumatic supply store guy today said that Aeroequp hose and push-lock fittings are good to 250psi without hoseclamps. I'm installing tomorrow.

Push-lock fittings are EXPENSIVE. :( I'm into the lines and fittings for nearly $70, so it might have been cheaper for them to custom-make me some -10AN lines. What's the line itself run these days?
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I simply refuse to use barded lines on anything other than fuel or water.
So why is it ok run fuel in barded lines and not oil? Don't the fuel lines see more pressure? Also I would think having a fuel leak is far worse than having an oil leak especially since Miatas come with a oil pressure gauge and no fuel pressure. That and a fuel leak can blow you up really good.

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Hooked up my cooler today. Push-locks are working great. We'll see what it does tomorrow at the track.
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How many are using a hosebarb and clamp on their oil return line?
me- and I hope it's not seeing 90psi at redline
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