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Old 08-03-2006, 08:10 AM
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i woul run some thicker oil and also check the electrical conection to the ops. no op is bad.
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:18 PM
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I run 5W50 Mobil1. I've used 15W50 as well, but like the 5W50 better. I get very little lifter tick even after driving the car really hard on a hot day, and only a tiny bit on startup in the morning. I wouldn't run this oil if I drove the car in really cold conditions.
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as long as you are under 50 w you should be fine. i run 20-50 in the summer RP and will run 10-40 or 15-50 in the winter depending on how the cr likes it.
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:19 AM
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I'd have to pop in here and say that perhaps you should check your oil line - is it to long and is it running downhill all the way to the pan ?
How come you had it going 'over the rad' in the first place ?
The oil return line is suppose to go downhill ALL the way to the pan otherwise you'll have oil backing up in the pipe and the Turbo won't cool properly.
On the standard Mazda oil guage it should read a little under the '2' mark when fully warmed up...depends on year of your car also as some models have a dud guage in them.
If it's gone all the way to nearly 0 then you've probably got a blockage in that pipe by now !!
Take the oil return pipe off and check it.
Position it correctly or you burn/melt the Turbo.
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He ran the line over the`radiator becouse he was ussung ht estock return port on his 1.6. even so he should show some pressure even if his line is acting like a resevior and starving his motor. check the conection to the sender it could be coroded and try some different oil. BTw a mechanical opg is alot better anyway. just a thought
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Originally Posted by magnamx-5
He ran the line over the`radiator becouse he was ussung ht estock return port on his 1.6. even so he should show some pressure even if his line is acting like a resevior and starving his motor. check the conection to the sender it could be coroded and try some different oil. BTw a mechanical opg is alot better anyway. just a thought
Yeah, but that's still to high to run the return line....it was in mine anyway.
When I installed my kit I had to place the return line just behind the rad and not over it because it wouldn't let the oil 'flow down' in that position.
I'm going to be tapping my pan soon as I don't like that return line and want a nice and short one going directly downwards. Going to clock my Turbo as well. Ah there's always something more to do
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agreed tapping the pan is what he should have done but if he can make it work more power to him. as for me i tapped it before i did any of the install.
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