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Old 07-08-2004, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default how important is the postion of a compressor?

turbos usually sit vertically like so:

Exhaust || Compressor

i was wondering if you could put the compressor upside down like so:

Exhaust
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compressor

will that affect lubrication?
what are the advantages/disadvantages to this setup?
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Old 07-08-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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good luck
supposedly rx7s r like that but i think it might mess up lubrication

especially if u listen to all of those who say if theres ANY restriction in the oil line the turbo will blow oil
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:37 PM   #3
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definitely not a good idea, I forget the numbers but iirc its something like anywhere from 15* off horizontal is ok (either way), but any more is bad.
It could be more than 15* but it wasnt that much.
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:53 AM   #4
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it's easy

Just un do the bolts that clamp on the exhaust housing, and "clock" the turbo.

you always want the oil drain pointing down
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:07 AM   #5
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do_it_sidewayz, he is talking about the whole turbo, not where the outlet points
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys
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Old 07-09-2004, 09:04 PM   #7
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wont necessarily cause problems, but i dont know first hand. ive SEEN however, a 3SGTE turbo setup with the compressor on top of the manifold and the exhaust below with the external dump welded into the exhasut housing, it was pretty sick. doesnt have any effect on cooling (oil and coolant) as long as the return line back to the pan has as MINIMAL amounts of bends as possible, and of course the drain line is bigger than the feed. its pressurized with oil (50-80psi, or what have you) when the motor is on, so its really about the flow back to the pan is what you'd be most worried about. you dont want oil coking up in the bearing housing. thats a bust.


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