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Old 08-26-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Yeah almost blew up my car again ( oil leak on 20g at sbr feed line)

okay had a leak on my feed line where it meets the turbo.....the line came with two washers but they were not the crush type....I replaced the washers with one crush...(mistake)..and proceded to blow a tone of oil all over the place.....

I assume you need two washers, one on each side....should they be crush or regular?

I havr the sbr feed line...

anyone have a good pic of how they go on and remail oil leak free?



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Old 08-26-2005, 11:38 PM   #2
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I've only seen one washer on each side.
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Old 08-26-2005, 11:59 PM   #3
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If it's a banjo bolt use one washer on each side, copper.
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Old 08-27-2005, 11:19 AM   #4
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If it's a banjo bolt use one washer on each side, copper.

thats what I thought...they sent stainless steel ones...
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Old 08-27-2005, 12:49 PM   #5
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Well if you use one one each side it will probably still be okay, but copper is going to seal things better.
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Old 08-27-2005, 03:58 PM   #6
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you want the same metal to prevent corrsion,copper doesn't seal better than a reg washer... steel on copper won't last very long.same thing on trannies...
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:36 PM   #7
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but using the regular washers caused a leak.....should I use crush washers?

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Old 08-27-2005, 09:48 PM   #8
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you want the same metal to prevent corrsion,copper doesn't seal better than a reg washer... steel on copper won't last very long.same thing on trannies...

this is bad advice you are giving. Copper is the material used by the manufacturer, probably for its softness and therefore good sealing properties.
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:48 PM   #9
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but using the regular washers caused a leak.....should I use crush washers?

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YES !
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:27 AM   #10
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I have never seeen copper washers rust out. On rusted cailpers the only thing not rusted is the copper washers
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Old 08-28-2005, 12:03 PM   #11
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Call Slowboy and ask....

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Old 08-28-2005, 08:33 PM   #12
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okay had a leak on my feed line where it meets the turbo.....the line came with two washers but they were not the crush type....I replaced the washers with one crush...(mistake)..and proceded to blow a tone of oil all over the place.....

I assume you need two washers, one on each side....should they be crush or regular?

I havr the sbr feed line...

anyone have a good pic of how they go on and remail oil leak free?



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I replaced the washers on Matt's car with crush washers I had laying around. One of them must have been too narrow if it blew oil out. Unfortunately we were outside and it was late, light sucked. I should have had Matt start the car.

Matt,
They blew oil out? I replaced the ones from slowboy with a crush on each side of the fitting. You should have come back by. That's what we get for doing it so late at night.

You should have called me up. I didn't want to screw you up. The only way that would have happened is if one of the crush washers didn't cover the hole. We should have started the car and check for leaks.

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Old 08-28-2005, 08:53 PM   #13
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I replaced the washers on Matt's car with crush washers I had laying around. One of them must have been too narrow if it blew oil out. Unfortunately we were outside and it was late, light sucked. I should have had Matt start the car.

Matt,
They blew oil out? I replaced the ones from slowboy with a crush on each side of the fitting. You should have come back by. That's what we get for doing it so late at night.

You should have called me up. I didn't want to screw you up. The only way that would have happened is if one of the crush washers didn't cover the hole. We should have started the car and check for leaks.

Frank

Not your fault man I'm not pissed....actually didn't start smoking until I was halfway home.....I was just about home and I made it okay.....just a pain in the azz....do you remember if we used one or two washers? either way no biggie....cleaned up most of the mess today...just need to have a final fix....I still think this is the issue....


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Old 08-29-2005, 02:17 PM   #14
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On all the 20g's, and every 14b/16g on a DSM for that matter, we only use factory copper crush washers, which is what you should have gotten with the oil supply line. Make sure their tight and they won't leak.

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Old 08-29-2005, 06:14 PM   #15
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On all the 20g's, and every 14b/16g on a DSM for that matter, we only use factory copper crush washers, which is what you should have gotten with the oil supply line. Make sure their tight and they won't leak.

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Nate,
They were definately not crush washers. They were light, cloudy silver in color.

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also never resse the crush washers. install a new set each time. its well worth the extra 50cents.

for the clean up try a diluted simple green solution

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I use a straight fitting on my oil feed lines to avoid such headaches. I know that not only is installing those Banjo fittings a pain but I like to use new washers each time to assure a good seal and that gets pricey over time. I use copper washers and have never had any problems sealing up the banjo fitting on top of the turbo.
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:31 PM   #18
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Nate,
They were definately not crush washers. They were light, cloudy silver in color.

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If you didnt get the copper ones, give me a call, and we'll get you the right ones!

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Old 08-30-2005, 03:50 PM   #19
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no biggie I went to autozone and got them...just been a pain to track down this oil leak for the last two weeks and the problem was a 50 cent pair of washers....


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Old 08-30-2005, 03:58 PM   #21
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I'm not hating...overall I have been very happy with them....its kinda my own fault as the spider sense when off when using the silver washers.....should have called them the next day...


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