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Old 03-16-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default How bad is the Base Greddy oil return line?

Hey guys,

When I do the install I am thinking of using the oem lines.

Do I really need to upgrade the lines or can I use the original ones.

Any tips or suggestions please.

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Old 03-16-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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I've run mine for in excess of 40K with no problems. Just make provisions to change the end by the turbo every once in awhile when it hardens from the heat before it gets too brittle.
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mine failed in 6k miles and was replaced.
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I've run mine for in excess of 40K with no problems. Just make provisions to change the end by the turbo every once in awhile when it hardens from the heat before it gets too brittle.
Yup, I second that. It starts to crack after a while and you get this little leak all the way down the underside of the line.
I've order a steel return line kit which includes all the fittings etc from 'TheBandit' as I'm replacing the standard pipe/host that comes with the Greddy kit and going to tap directly down to the pan.
That'll mean I just fit it and forget it !
Lots more room up front in the engine bay and a LOT cleaner looking.
Bandit has a post up in the 'Group Discounts' section if you want ask questions. Took a while to sort out the parts and connectors that are required for the standard greddy kit, but since he's sorted mine and has shipped it you should be able to just tell him you want the same kit as myself.
You CAN use the standard line though if you want, it'll just drive you mad in the end though.
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so easily to tap, why not.
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:05 AM   #6
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I tapped the pan and used braided line, I don't see any reason not to do it that way. I also don't see why you couldn't use the stock lines, but like braineack said its so easy to tap, why not?
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