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Old 04-27-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation Oil Line leak from Motor to Turbo

Ok... i beilive that the oil cooling line to the turbo has a problem...

This line has part that ataches to the turbo and part hat attaches to the motor and they meet in the middle with a fiiting... i seem to have a LOT of oil comming out at the fitting.. i too it off today and cleaned it reall good.. but it only seem to get worse... now its leaking down to the uppipe.. nd that is making a smokey stinky mess
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:52 PM   #2
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yea i would replace that asap if u.... u could rune the turbo if its not getting enought oil
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:06 PM   #3
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yea i would replace that asap if u.... u could rune the turbo if its not getting enought oil
I wouldn't be so worried about the turbo... I'd be more worried about the motor losing oil and grenading itself.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:01 AM   #4
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Replace the whole line ASAP

Is this a WRX?
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:02 AM   #5
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first off fill out you info better than 04 subie
but if this is for a wrx i changed the crush washers on my oil line this weekend took me about 45 minutes. Replace the line and make sure to get new copper crush washers.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:41 AM   #6
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I bet there's a hairline crack in the line.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:31 PM   #7
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bump. i'm getting the same leak in the same spot, where the two lines come together.

any ideas how to fix this besides replacing the line? i.e. tightening the fittings? or putting a washer in there?
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:33 AM   #8
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bump. i'm getting the same leak in the same spot, where the two lines come together.

any ideas how to fix this besides replacing the line? i.e. tightening the fittings? or putting a washer in there?
If the hardline is cracked like they do sometimes, replacement is the only option. We would have expected you to try the obvious things like tighten leaky bolt and replace crush washers. What happened to common sense?
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:03 AM   #9
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to keep it cheap, you might want to look into fabbing something similar
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/engine-p...placement.html
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:26 PM   #10
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If the hardline is cracked like they do sometimes, replacement is the only option. We would have expected you to try the obvious things like tighten leaky bolt and replace crush washers. What happened to common sense?
i've replaced both the crush washer on the oil to turbo connection. thanks for the insult to my common sense, mr "scooby specialist"

but what i asking was more directed toward the middle connection, and how that piece works, whether you can just tighten it up, and how, or if you can pull it apart and place a washer in there and put it back together.

i've looked at the connection a bit but can't exactly tell how to comes together or tightens up. WHICH IS WHY I ASKED MY LACK OF COMMON SENSE QUESTION.

but thanks for wasting your time anyways.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:27 PM   #11
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to keep it cheap, you might want to look into fabbing something similar
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/engine-p...placement.html
awesome. thanks for the link.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:34 PM   #12
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so total cost for suave looking DIY parts is roughly 80.

who paid full price from the dealer to replace this part? what was the cost?
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:47 PM   #13
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my guess is the OEM line has a crack in it.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:04 PM   #14
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i don't actually think it's cracked. it looks more like it's leaking out of the connection in the middle. but i'll check for hairline cracks.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:06 PM   #15
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to keep it cheap, you might want to look into fabbing something similar
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/engine-p...placement.html
thats pretty much what i did when i cracked my line
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:47 PM   #16
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Anyone know what the dealer charges for a new oil line?
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:05 PM   #17
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My oil feed line cracked last night...I ordered all the parts necessary to make a stainless steel oil feed line. This will be much more flexible and less prone to cracking.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:23 AM   #18
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just to chime back in. i did the stainless steal upgread and it was easy and is much better than the the stock set up and it nice to not have it running under the intake manifold.

Good Luck!!
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