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I would like either a picture or a description of the best place to tap my block for a return line from a turbo. I tried searching couldn't seem to find anything real good




Modified by btown25 at 12:52 PM 5-10-2007
 

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Re: picture request: tapped block (vr6chris)

Quote, originally posted by vr6chris »
run the return line from the turbo to the oil pan.

WTF
He asked for a location to tap the Oil return into the back of the block
 

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Re: (exjnv)

any special reason to run it back into the block instead of the pan?
the pan is your best bet, just above the oil level at the highest point in the back.
 

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Re: (OMG VRT)

bill schimmel told me to run it to my block, makes sure that the oil can flow out of the return line...
tapping the pan is fine I guess but I want to prolong the life of my turbo as much as possible http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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how is going into the block any different than into the pan. if your thinking about taping into the oil gallies then have fun because onceu have oil pressure its going to shoot oil right back up the return line. if your just taping into the block in the back where it just leaks back down the passage to the sump then go for it but its no different than returning it to the pan.... all goes to the same place.
as far as oil flowing out of the return line....?
just make sure the oil line is the right length and doesnt sag under where the return hole is and youll be all set
gl


Modified by shortshiften at 7:14 PM 5-10-2007
 

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Re: (shortshiften)

just looking for picutures of where to drill...I don't feel like making the drive to schimmel and phones with them are

it does make a difference, the correct way to run your return is to drill into the block, under throttle oil with cavitate to the rear of the pan obviously when it does that no matter how high on the pan you go that oil will block the return line and with time fry your turbo
the reason Im asking for drill location is so I don't drill into anything dangerous
again Im not looking to debate block or pan, just where on the block http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif



Modified by btown25 at 7:28 PM 5-10-2007
 

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Re: (btown25)

: spur of the moment thought :
hmm, since you'd probably have to drop the pan anyway for either procedure what about a longer piece of pipe sticking out into the pan (longer meaning 1.5" tops) And then when the oil surges to the back of the pan during acceleration that oil will be hanging out UNDER the turbo oil return line instead of blocking the hole.
I'm just thinking out loud but that would mean: drill the hole for the hose barb but drill it large enough to push all the thread through and then thread on a small piece of pipe inside the pan. Afterwards apply JB weld all over it outside.
Either way you go sounds good but I like my little "spur of the moment idea". I'll have to drop my pan and do that sometime

Get pics when you do tap the block, I'm curious where to do it as well. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
: /spur of the moment thought :
 

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well if your taping into the block, how are you going ot flush the entire system with out spreading the chips and shavings everywhere ???
thats why pan is ideal because you can remove the pan to drill and tap and then clean and its not all inside the block
just trying to look out for ya, wouldnt want u to go to all this trouble to save your turbo and then have to worry about replacing a scorn motor
 

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Re: (shortshiften)

thanks for the concern

that's why Im letting ryan handle it, he will take care of cleaning it and such.
I originally planned on tapping the pan but if schimmel and ryan both say don't do it then Im not, I paid too much for my turbo to have a prematurely fry
 

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Re: (OMG VRT)

Quote, originally posted by OMG VRT »
: spur of the moment thought :
hmm, since you'd probably have to drop the pan anyway for either procedure what about a longer piece of pipe sticking out into the pan (longer meaning 1.5" tops) And then when the oil surges to the back of the pan during acceleration that oil will be hanging out UNDER the turbo oil return line instead of blocking the hole.
I'm just thinking out loud but that would mean: drill the hole for the hose barb but drill it large enough to push all the thread through and then thread on a small piece of pipe inside the pan. Afterwards apply JB weld all over it outside.
Either way you go sounds good but I like my little "spur of the moment idea". I'll have to drop my pan and do that sometime

Get pics when you do tap the block, I'm curious where to do it as well. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
: /spur of the moment thought :

good idea Ill hit ryan with it tommorrow, he'll still want to go into the block Im sure but it seems like an easier option.
Ill make sure pictures get taken http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (btown25)

my pan is tapped (even though it's an NA car I guess my pan came from a turbo car when the motor was being built).
It's tapped on the passenger side, 1/4 way or 1/2 way down and in the middle (horizontally).
I will take a pic tonight or on saturday.
 
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