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Old 12-02-2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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Hey I heard about this site on CR.net. So far I like what I have read. I have learned alot in the few hours on here. I plan to boost in the summer. I'll be buying everything separate. I'll buy the exhaust manifold next pay check. I plan to run megasquirt, but that is like 2 or 3 pay checks so the expensive stuff will be last. Well I look foward to reading all the informative stuff on here.

For my first Q where can I find good priced oil feed and return lines?

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Old 12-02-2006, 12:13 AM   #2
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Word of advice: don't buy the oil feed and return lines until you have bought a turbo. You'll need to know the appropriate fittings and lengths (which depends on your manifold). They should be the near end of the purchasing.
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do a quick search, of bunch of resent threads on them.


which manifold are you going with?
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:49 AM   #5
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turbo-supply.com great prices and selection, but like atlanta said, wait untill you get the turbo first
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Yeah Baby!!!! I love a good convert!

Tell us a little more.
What kind of setup are you planing on?
Do you have a power goal?
What year car is it and do you have any other mods? P/S or A/C?
Turbo choice?
What kind of resources/tools/garage/skillz do you have?

Since this build is going to take awhile, I'd buy the parts you can install along the way first. The MS is a good first choice, you can get it installed, running, and tune it while still NA to work any bugs out. You can also do a dual feed fuel rail, mount the IC, cat-back, drill and tap the oil pan next oil change (just plug the barb). You can build your cold side IC piping and mount a BOV to it along with the idle air hose.
Your hot-side will have to wait until you actually get a manifold and turbo and know the locations of the compressor outlet/inlet. I would however be sure to buy all your IC piping/couplers at the same place (to make sure everything is compatible and to save on shipping). 2.5" stuff is pretty standard.

If you source a factory turbo off a donor car, it might come with some sort of factory feed lines for both water and oil. Factory water lines are almost always barbed on the end and will terminate far enough away from the turbo that heat isn't an issue and you can just use heater hose on them. Most factory oil feed and drain lines bolt into the block and won't be compatible with where you need to tap the source and drain... but the guys are correct in saying WAIT until you have the mani and turbo and know the exact location for sizing. Most of us run somewhere between 22"-24" I think depending on whether you go straight up the dipstick and over the top of the turbo or route along the firewall and over to the brake reservoir and then coming in the side (my vbGarage shows my routing).
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Welcome to miataturbo!

Sam - I like the second routing, seems to keep the line away from the heat a little better. .02
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:54 PM   #8
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Sam:
What kind of setup are you planing on? Just a DIY. no set plans really
Do you have a power goal? 130+ anything faster than what I have
What year car is it and do you have any other mods? P/S or A/C? 1990. I have a rebuilt head. I have P/S and A/CTurbo choice? Garrett, hks, or greddy
What kind of resources/tools/garage/skillz do you have? I have had my car for 5 months. I have been working on 240s for the past year. I know everything from electronics to motor. Although I do learn new things everyday. Turbo is my weak fields too. I'm in AutoTech so I use their stuff when I need to.


I am looking for a cheap manifold so I've been on ebay. Do the welds on the manifolds hold up ok? I know how ebay stuff is. I also know someone that could weld me one but that'll cost a little more though. I'm still in the process of cleaning the motor. I have found out that I have carbon deposits so I have been running treatment through it.

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