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Old 07-31-2003, 05:10 PM   #1
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Have a Nice Day? SS braided oil return line leaking?

Ok, I have a minnam stage 2 turbo kit, with the oil pan tapped on the side for the oil return line. The oil return line from the turbo runs over the headers and to the pan, and it basicly sits on the headers. Well I was driving the car a few days ago and it started smoking pretty bad, and after inspecting everything it seems like the turbo return line is leaking straight onto my headers (I hate borla gen3's)... it's not the threads to where it meets up with the oil pan, but the actual line itself is leaking. I pulled it off and it looks like it's a little burned... I'm just wondering if anyone has ever heard of a Stainless Steel braided line melting or leaking... and If so, where can I get a replacement line?
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Old 07-31-2003, 05:42 PM   #2
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I'm sure they could, especially since those headers surely get over 1000F and can likely melt the inside material in the braided hose. I've seen them leak without even touching the headers though...

In Madison (Wisconsin) I found a place called Aeroquip Express that sells all the Aeroquip stuff, so next time I'm up there and I'm having a problem with my car, I may have them professionally make me a line so I'm sure it isn't the joints leaking. *shrug*
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Old 07-31-2003, 05:50 PM   #3
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so how should I protect the line from line from the headers? wrap the headers with that heat wrap stuff?

any place online that you can order lines from if I have the specs on it?
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Old 07-31-2003, 06:45 PM   #4
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Zip tie or Adel clap it out of the way. That stainless braid hose is a grate low speed file and will cut thru the header in time. I would wrap the return line with heat tape right at the point it's next to the header also. WWW.racerpartswholesale.com
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Old 08-01-2003, 04:22 PM   #6
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any idea what size the hose might be? the out side diamter is around an inch IIRC, I will double check that later today tho..
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Probably -10AN. That seems to be the most common return line size.
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