Last Updated on September 17, 2022
If you are unsure how to install the oil feed line to your turbo, read this article. It will guide you through the process. There are some important things that you must know before installing the oil drain elbows. Make sure they are at least 1/2″ or -10AN in size. Heat can be a serious problem with turbo oil drains, so be sure to take proper precautions. You may want to use tube elbows, if available.
Tube elbows can be an advantage
One of the most common reasons for the use of tube elbows when installing oil feed lines on a turbo is that they are more flexible and can follow a certain path in the engine bay. They have a smaller outside diameter and a three to four mm wall thickness, which makes them easy to tuck next to other components in the engine bay. They also take up minimal space in the engine bay.
Oil return lines must be a minimum of 1/2″ or -10AN
If you’re wondering how to install an oil return line on your turbo, you’re not alone. There are many different types of turbochargers available and each has slightly different needs. While some turbochargers only require two to three gallons of oil per minute at full load, others require as much as three or four gallons. When installing a return line, make sure you select a size that meets these requirements. The -4AN size is sufficient for most turbochargers, but you should opt for a larger line if you’re installing a bigger or more complex turbo.
To replace an existing oil return line, remove the retaining hardware on the turbocharger or the oil pan. Install a new oil return hose that fits the same diameter and length, and has the proper bends molded into it. You can also choose to install a new hose on the opposite end of the turbocharger, if necessary. Once it’s installed, reconnect the old hose to the turbo.
Magnets on the factory oil filter
There are a couple of reasons why you might want to install a magnet on the factory oil filter to protect your turbocharger. First, it will trap ferrous material that could harm your turbo. This material could be caused by ring wear or other sources of contamination. If your magnet is missing or bent, it may be a sign of a bigger problem. Second, it will increase your aura.
The third reason is because of how they are designed to work. These magnets will work by creating a magnetic field within the oil filter. The magnets will trap small metal particles that could otherwise wear down your engine’s parts. This makes it easier to clean the oil feed line and prevent metal particles from entering the engine. And it’s easier to use. Lastly, you can install a turbo with this system.
Heat is a major issue with turbo oil drains
While removing the exhaust system can be a messy job, it is worth it to prevent the accumulation of heat in the turbo oil drains. Turbos use a 12AN return line to transfer the oil from the turbo to the pan. However, this can be problematic since there is no pressure to return oil from the turbo. It is important to note that not all drain flanges are created equally.
When installing a new oil drain, take care to select the right size for your vehicle. Most aftermarket oil drains have a very small inside diameter. Factory MHI oil drains are 16mm in diameter, whereas aftermarket oil drains are only 12mm. When installing a new oil drain, be sure to use a metric-size one, as the larger line will have a greater capacity and allow more oil to pass through.
When choosing a metric-sized drain, make sure that it is compatible with the turbo’s feed line. While a smaller feed line will allow more oil to feed through, this will also increase the risk of oil getting past the seals. The right sized catch will also allow oil to drain into the pan without too much pressure in the engine. Getting this wrong can lead to excessive bearing wear and heat.
The flapper valve, which hinges open and close at the end of the wastegate actuator rod, is another part of the turbo that can be damaged by high temperatures. A small oil drain will likely result in a blocked turbo oil drain. It may also fail to handle the amount of oil flowing into the turbo. It will also result in a blowout of the oil. A cracked flapper valve will result in lost boost.
Setting up an oil feed line
If you’re installing a new turbo, you’ll need to make sure that you set up an oil feed line from the engine to the turbo. There are several options for this. You can use braided lines or IAG oil feed lines. Braided lines provide leak-free transfers of oil. Braided lines are also flexible and easier to route in tight engine bays. Braided lines also feature leak-free fittings that cut into the rubber lining.
You can modify an adaptor to take an oil pressure gauge and a bleed-off valve for your engine. Be sure to choose a suitable size and ensure that there are no kinks or bends. You should use gravity-fed piping in order to reduce the risk of clogging. A brass T-Piece adaptor is an excellent choice, as it allows the standard oil pressure sender to be retained.
You should also consider the angle of your oil drain pipe. You can’t make it too steep because you’ll risk puddles in the oil, which will bypass seals and enter the exhaust housing, where it could cause smoking problems. In addition, you’ll need a line of 13mm inside diameter or greater, as a large inside diameter will allow more oil volume to pass through. Keeping these two things in mind will help you get the best oil flow for your turbo.
Once you’ve decided which oil line will work for your car, you can begin setting up the turbo. The oil feed line, as the name suggests, is the main oil feed line that delivers oil to the turbo. You can find this line near the oil filter pad on the block. Connect the oil feed line with a 3way fitting (like an elbow). The fitting should be plugged with a thread sealant that will prevent leaking oil. The oil return line drains the oil back to the oil pan, so don’t forget to install a flow restrictor.
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