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Old 03-09-2007, 01:00 AM   #1
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So I did all the searching and put together my shopping list for an oil line and found all my sizes. I got my package quick and I got my 10x1.25 or so I thought. This is the connection from the turbo which will convert to a 4 an male 90. It will be in leiu of the banjo fitting. I think I got jacked though it is much to big. I suspected it would be closer to the size of the 4an side. Did I get someone elses underhanded swap out and they didn't catch it? Opinions please. Is this visually to big. I am thinking it is something like an M14 x 2
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find a tap and die set and match it up.also the shifter thread is 10x1.5,i think so see if its 10mm to that.
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I went to Home Depot with my bag of bolts for the oil line and they fit fine in their thread sizer's. I didn't take the earl's line with me. I guess it's back to summit I go
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Looks like a 12mm or so to me. Let me know if I can help you out getting some fittings.
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does look a bit large.
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I hate when that **** happens.
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Just gave summit a call and talked with them about it. They are sending me a new fitting. They don't even want the old one back. Bonus

On a side note would anyone have any links to how to's on getting the red flange over the steel braiding all the way. I gave one fitting a try last night and the ends wanted to bunch up thereby expanding the braiding down the line and making it harder to push in. It's like the exact opposite of a chinese finger trap but equally frustrating. Should I leave a small bit of black teflon electrical tape or something? Any help would be much appreciated. This is the first time I've done a braided line.

I also wanted to know this. These thread sizes on the male flare fittings are the exact same as the 1/4" yellow brass flare fittings available at hardware stores for natural gas and refrigeration. The only discrepency I noticed was the tip of the flare fitting was more rounded on the yellow brass than the earl's fitting. If these are indeed compatible would it be possible to use just flexible copper tubing to make an oil line? Of course that would be if you retapped the metric holes or got a bushing to convert them; also commonly available. Copper lines the way I see it could stand up to the heat, pressure, and vibration since it works perfectly well in refrigeration.
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JIC 37* fittings are compatible with -AN fittings. Go to anyone that sells hydralic fittings and they should be able to hook you up.

Someone here did up their oil feed and water lines using SS hardlines. DV/DT? Someone like that.
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Sorry this is kinda a spam post. I don't have enough posts to post in the FS section. Here is a link to my ebay auction for what's I'm replacing with the earls lines so it's kinda on topic. These are all the parts for the oil feed line new out of the bag.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...0099063&rd=1,1
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