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Old 09-03-2016, 03:42 AM   #1
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I've spent the last couple weeks working on the car to get it back on a road track in Sept for the first time in 2 years. I'm pretty psyched about running my new 10x15 wheels, maxxis tires, 949 coilovers, seat, anti-roll bars, fire suppression and some other stuff.

Anyway, I'm getting near the end of my refresh but I'm really fixated on changing the turbo oil feed tee from a brass tee to steel but removing it has proven more difficult then I expected due to clearance with the stock knock sensor and oil cooler/warmer. obviously brass works fine for most people but I've experienced cracked brass fittings due to vibration on other cars and I've read stories of about this happening on a variety of cars, so its not just me. What are your thoughts about hanging a big pressure sender off the end of a bsp to npt adapter into a brass tee? Seems like a pretty simple way to eliminate a potential point of failure. Am I missing something? I pulled a bunch of stuff off and plan to make the swap tomorrow assuming I can get knock sensor out of the way.

Is there a reason people don't use steel fittings? not talking about galvanized Home Depo but real steel that one would use on high pressure lines or perhaps brake lines. I plan to use a male- female -female fitting into the bsp adapter in the block and a steel 4AN to npt adapter for the turbo feed, plus a 1/8 npt vdo pressure sender. I think is will be more durable long term. What do you guys think?

at the same time, I'm changing out my cheap sandwich adapter to a Mocal with integrated thermostat and relocating the temp sensor to the oil drain plug. why? Because although both use 10AN fittings, the AN adapters in the Mocal fittings have much larger ID, a better gasket and I got this plate for free. The down side is that the Mocal lacks a port for any sensors so the the oil temp sensor goes in the drain plug. I will then cut up some old AN lines and build new ones to eliminate my stand alone Mocal thermostat. I like the stand alone thermo but no need to have it with the new sandwich adapter.
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Buy the TSE steel oil feed adapter and never think about it again.
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It's like you already are going to do whatever you want and are just seeking validation from strangers on a screen.

It doesn't matter what we think, just use common sense and you've already justified it for yourself.

I've never run a brass tee. I sourced directly from the block. /end
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Buy the TSE steel oil feed adapter and never think about it again.
Thank you. I did not know they offered such a part! that is exactly what I was looking for EXCEPT I want 2 NPT ports not 1 BSP and 1 NPT

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[QUOTE=psyber_0ptix;1358385]It's like you already are going to do whatever you want and are just seeking validation from strangers on a screen.

It doesn't matter what we think, just use common sense and you've already justified it for yourself.

yeah I'm doing it obviously but I see pictures with brass tees and kits that come with brass tees all the time. you never know someone might be working on a build right now and thanks to this thread they will see TSE offers a excellent solution. it is not just common sense it is experience so I'm not sure why my question seems to rub you the wrong way.
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Thank you. I did not know they offered such a part! that is exactly what I was looking for EXCEPT I want 2 NPT ports not 1 BSP and 1 NPT

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I am just stacking 2 of them to get 2 NPT.
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I am just stacking 2 of them to get 2 NPT.
Why would you do that? Use the one chriscar linked to ^.
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hey thanks man that looks perfect!
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