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Old 09-05-2006, 07:36 PM   #1
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I've installed 4 of these kits now but today I really messed up. I was tightening the union oil supply line fitting to the block and sheered it off (leaving part of it in the block). Do you guys know where I could find another fitting? I have the specs from the parts list but it looks like it is half standard and 1/2 metric? No local suppliers in my area have anything like it. Thanks for any help!
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10x1.5 to -4AN or -3AN

Was it a brass or aluminum fitting? if so then drilling it out with an extractor bit should be easy enough.
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i'm not too concerned about getting it out. It was the aluminum one. And its the -3AN. Problem is just that no one local carries anything like that. Do you know of an online source? Thanks
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:43 PM   #4
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Indy Earls will hook you up, they have everything. Summit Racing should also have it.
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You should be able to find it locally. Look for a hydraulic hose (or rubber hose) supplier in town. As long as there is heavy or manufacturing equipment in your town, there will be a local supplier of hydraulic/rubber lines and fittings.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:25 PM   #6
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i found the 10x1.5 to -4an on summit's site... they don't have a -3an before i order however i just want to be sure that it is the right thing. On the parts list that came with the kit it specifies this fitting as being "straight 1/8 pf- m10x1.5" No one at any of the local hydraulic shops know what the "1/8 pf" means.
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It means the fitting side that goes into the block is a 10milimeter x 1.5 thread pitch, and the other side is a 1/8" pipe fitting.

But, if you've already got a -3AN line to use, then you want the 10mm x 1.5 to -3AN.
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Japanese Industrial Standards threads are identified with PF and PT.
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:44 PM   #9
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It's actually really hard to get that fitting. Greddy won't sell you one and all the dealers I've yapped at shined me on.
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Thats what i'm finding.... Still no luck anywhere.
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if you use the 10x1.5 to 4AN adapter, you should be able to use one of these to retain the stock 3AN greddy oil feed. double check, tho.
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someone on here used banjo fittings to use a 3AN line iirc. i don't remember who nor where he got the fittings from.
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I'm a little confused b/c the part description reads (as i posted above) "1/8 pf- m10x p 1.50" but Indy earls and everyone else is telling me that such a piece does not exist. I can only assume that this is actually the part I need as I dont have an intact one to match it up with. I think my confusion is stemming from the talk about the "an" fittings. Were some of these kits shipped with different oil lines (AN) than others? (pf?) And is it a general concensious that the block is the side that is m10x 1.5? If that is the case I will start looking for available M10 fittings and try to find some adapters or a new line or something.
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The block is the side that is 10mm x 1.5, yes (that's what I posted in this thread last week). It doesn't surprise me that you're having trouble finding a metric-to-NPT adapter, as they'd be somewhat rare.

What do you have in your hands right now? What I would do is by a metric to -AN adapter for the turbo cartridge (I'm thinking it's probably a 12mm x1.5 thread on the Greddy/Mitsu. turbo) of -4AN or -3AN, then a -4AN or -3AN braided hose, then a 10mm x 1.5 to -4AN or -3AN fitting for the block (you already have one of those parts, right?). You may also need a swivel or 90-deg. -AN fiting at one or both ends to route the line effectively.

You're making this difficult because of the weird fittings Greddy chose to use in their kit, but what doesn't change is the fact that the turbo cartridge and block are metric fittings, so you don't have to go the crazy Greddy fitting route.

Double check what I've said, but I bet you dollars to donuts the Greddy/Mitsu. turbo cartridge is threaded 12mm x 1.5 which means you can go the route I've specified.
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thanks! I'll look into it
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I wish I could remember where I got it, but I got a the fitting needed in anodized aluminum. Crap... it cost $14 shipped. Damn $4 piece plus $10 shipping, what a crock of ****.
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Not sure where you are located, but I went to this company called detroit flexible metal. www.hosenow.com is their website. The guy who works the parts counter has actually built turbo miatas. I showed him the banjo fitting for the turbo feed and he knew it was for the greddy kit and came back in 2 minutes with the correct fitting to go to -4AN. Their place is huge and they have lots of parts in stock, so I'm sure they can help you out. To build my oil feed I used the following. (10x1.5 to -4AN) (-4AN 90 degree fitting) (-4AN oil line) (-4AN strait fitting) (-4AN banjo fitting) (stock greddy banjo bolt which is 12x1.5)
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the problem isnt finding a (10MM x 1.5 to -4an) the problem is finding a (10MM x 1.5 to -3an) which is damn near impossible.

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Did you mean -3AN? I'm not sure exactly what part he is deciding to go with. I'm just saying after what I went threw to get my oil lines together I think its easier to just switch to common AN parts. If he can find the part/adapter he's looking for then awsome! cuz I know I sure didnt lol
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http://www.paragonperformance.com/ADPTRS7.html

Looks like they have one for $17 (PP-2966)
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