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Old 11-17-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Tightening up POS oil return hose spring clamp

Hey all, I just replaced my turbo and made the tragic mistake of not installing a new oil return hose and worm gear clamps in the process. Now its all back together, and I see very light seepage from the lower hose. Not leaking, but I can see liquid there.

Anyone have suggestions to get it tight without pulling everything off again?

Some ideas that come to mind:

- Install worm gear hose clamp on lower part (tough due to access)
-Mechanics wire wrapped around hose then tightened up to seal
-Metal zip tie?

Any other ideas are appreciated
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:59 PM   #2
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Default Tightening up POS oil return hose spring clamp

Pull downpipe.
I will be doing the same thing soon. I also see oil seepage from there.

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Old 11-18-2014, 04:15 PM   #3
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I just wrapped safety wire around twice and it seems to have stopped the small seep from the hose to pipe connection. I also want to fix it correctly when I install a new downpipe. I just replaced the right side Cv shaft access would have been good then I think.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:23 PM   #4
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Got it. I'm gonna do the same thing. Safety wire wrapped around the area and twisted to secure, then replace the entire hose with a new one and actual hose clamps, whenver I install a VF52 or DP
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:53 PM   #5
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Where does the oil usually seep from? Top of hose (nearest to turbo) or the other end of hose?

I plan to replace that hose all together with something adequate not any regular rubber hose.. Anybody know exactly what hose will do? One of those thick multi layer rubber fuel lines?

If i remove that hose only a small amount of oil will drip out correct?


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Old 11-19-2014, 01:02 AM   #6
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Bottom of hose is the usual leak, its where oil can build up even though its no pressure...there is a lip there where the hard line connects. Its the opposite on the upper one, so nearly impossible for a leak on the top unless you totally miss the hard line insertion.

I just put three loops around the bottom of my hose with mechanics wire and a long needle nose. Fingers crossed that it stops the seepage until I can do a proper repair.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:32 PM   #7
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If the car is cold and has been sitting an hour or so only a few drops of oil will come out since the oil will be below that return port.
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