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Old 04-03-2009, 08:19 PM   #1
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Ive been searching andf I know there has to be an easy answer. I had noticed a small leak on my drain line to my Greddy. So I went to take it off the turbo since that is where it seemed to be leaking from. I figured I d get it off cut off a piece and re install with clamp. Well it looks like the plastic that was breaking off while I pried it off is meant to fit the turbo.
Long story short, Im just starting vacation and was hoping to do some driving. Is there a replacement hose I can just use from autozone or something. Heater hose work? What diameter? Thanks
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I think it was 5/8 heater hose. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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so heater hose of proper diameter will work? thanks
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yes, but it will eventually fail again.
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heater hose is not very good. You need high temp silicone to be reliable and lasting. Best to just get a stainless line and tap your oil pan. The silicone hose I looked at was like $30 to get all the way to the other side of the engine. You can probably find it cheaper, but why not just do it right and tap the pan? It costs about the same amount if you don't need to buy tools. You can always borrow, though.
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I am going to tap it eventually, just didnt feel like doing it this week with vacation. Planning on driving the car to a ball game and just kicking back fishing and ****
I used a 5/8 id heater hose made by gates. Napa guy said it was good stuff. Real bitch getting it on the turbo flange. I had to spit it some to get it started. No leaks and seems to be heading downhill like its supposed to Thanks for all the help
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Hate to bump old threads, but if you're going to use silicone you have to use flourosilicone (SP?). Standard silicone hoses like those from Hose Techniques and the like are not compatible with oil and will deteriorate fast.

I asked Hose Techniques about that.
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