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Old 07-21-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Hand holding requested - oil feed and drain lines

I have my 1990 pretty much completely apart (ac/ps, headers, steering rack out among other things) and I am ready to drill and tap my oil drain for the partial greddy kit I will soon be installing. Initially I will just be capping off the oil pan fitting because I will drive it N/A for a few weeks to get it emissions tested and inspected, and to get the few silicon couplers, and vortech FMU (I know I know, but I have a 190lph walbro.supra greens/emange/autotune that will constitute a stage2 package one I can verify everything works right at 5psi)

My problem is the oil lines. I don't have any. And though I have researched it a million times and read all the posts here, I have never been 100% confident enough to actually pull the trigger on a purchase.

So, with the promise of a million cool points in my book, can anyone "spend my money" for me with some linky? at this point I just need some "buy this" advice!
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see my faq.
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Parker or any other hydraulic store can make them for you. I hate using rubber hoses teflon inner stainless outer is the way to go period .
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thanks braineack, yeah I've read the faq many times, it's outstanding, it contains everything I learned other places, and a lot more, and it's all in one faq!
I guess I should be more specific. I can see the fitting sizes on the faq, and they make sense to me - but it doesn't tell me things like: "don't use an straight fitting here in the oil pan, use an "L" fitting here because a straight one will cause hte line to rub on the steering column"
that was a completely hypothetical example, but it's the kind of worry I have. same with how long the hoses have to be (for the usual greddy/oil pan locations) and what adapters I might need to get them into the turbo. That's why my idea was, or rather, what I should have asked is:

has anyone got a greddy kit that has upgraded or replaced their oil lines with parts purchased online? If so, can you post the setup and on what sites you got the parts"
I'm not trying to cheap out on the legwork, promise! I'd just like to order with some confidence, rather than wait a week for them to arrive, find out there is a problem with the configuration, oreder yet more parts, wait yet longer, etc. With my work (and DC traffic) it is hard for me to run to stores during their business hours.
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feed should be 36"

dont use a 90 on the block on your cant screw it in.

its nice to have a 90 on the turbo

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return line should be 18-20" or so.

if you have a/c you cant use a 45 or 90 on the block for the retun or it will hit the a/c bracket/unit and not screw in.


if you search some of my posts, I've spelled out exactly what to get for people with part numbers and sites to source from.
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