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Old 07-03-2010, 01:49 AM   #1
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I discovered that my oil return line is cracked and needs to be replaced. It is a custom return line so an OEM part will not really solve the problem. I was previously using some conduit like material that ran off the turbo and was clamped into the return spout attached to the oil pan. What would make my life a lot easier is if there was a rubber line that could withstand that heat. Is there such a thing? It would need to be about 3/4" hose. If not, what are my options for materials so that I can get a return line hooked back up.
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:07 AM   #2
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I would imagine braided stainless steel, same as an aftermarket oil feed line.
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:47 PM   #3
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wrx and sti's just have a rubber hose on the return line. id just get some good quality hose. if it gets that hot buy a 6" peice of thermal sock and that should take car of it. Other then that, as said before stainless...
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The problem lies with tightening the hose with almost any clamps.
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The problem lies with tightening the hose with almost any clamps.
Wha?

Rubber hose should be fine. Why do you have a custom one in the first place?

if you want to do steel, do a more ductile steel- the heat and vibration will be more likely to cause some steels to crack.
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You have me confused with the original poster. I was simply making a comment on the potential problems.
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wrx and sti's just have a rubber hose on the return line. id just get some good quality hose. if it gets that hot buy a 6" peice of thermal sock and that should take car of it. Other then that, as said before stainless...
Sounds great. Thank you.

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Rubber hose should be fine. Why do you have a custom one in the first place?
At the time we were doing the turbo, the stock assembly would have taken 4-5 days to get to me. I needed to get it done since I was borrowing a car at the time. We fabbed up our own return line. It held for a year and finally gave out.

Does anyone know the Part # for the stock return line assembly?
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