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#4: 10-30-2011, 08:00 AM
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Appendix II

Replacement / upgrade oil line solutions.
These will fit stock or usual MHI-based upgrade turbos. Individual turbo vendors may require you fit their oil line kit or specify one you must use if you want your warranty. If you know of parts unlisted, please post.

FP oil line. This can be ordered with an inline filter which is easier to get to than the stock banjo filter. Caution: Buy extra crush washers for this project if fitting the line to MHI turbos. I had to fit three washers under the banjo at the turbo end to avoid the fitting fouling the bearing housing. Some have needed four. A smaller number of owners report problems with the new banjo fouling the turbo inlet tube. The inline filter kit may need additional -4AN hardware to install it.

Infamous Performance oil line kit with inline filter, fireproofing etc. This is a very well thought-out kit but is new on the market. Will add more reviews and info in time.

Please be warned that after using the FP oil line for five years, my original hard steel AVCS line cracked between the oil supply banjo on the cylinder head and the (now capped) turbo oil supply union fitting. I believe this is due to the fact the hard line used to be supported / fixed higher up both by the banjo atop the turbo and also by a small bracket on the compressor cover. I fixed this by using an AVCS oil pipe from an n/a model which of course has no pipe branching off to feed a turbo.

Not quite an oil line kit, more like a filtration system revamp. Amsoil remote 2-micron filtration kits.

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