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Lately I'd find puddles under my car, I thought it was power steering fluid...which it was, but now, there are oil puddles too.

I tracked down the problem, the stock det oil feed line has a crack right by the banjo fitting coming off the block, and it was pissing oil like crazy today.

Right now I put some jb weld on the crack, and I'll leave it for a while...will that hold, or do i need to get the crack soldered...or a new line?
 

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Serb, I would see how the jb weld holds up for a while then if it doesn't get it soldered!!!!
 

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Yeah, that's a temporary solution, but maybe will hold for a long time...keep us posted.
 

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Well, I put some jb weld on the line, and got it all back together, I will wait until tomorrow before I turn it on, I want to make sure the jb weld cures. In the morning, I will crank the car on, and see how it is. I figure if its going to leak, it will do it on a cold start, since thats when you have the highest oil psi. If it holds, I'll drive to the store, and get a steel braided line. I basically have a ticking time bomb.
 

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if the nipple is cracked then just get it tig welded, the same thing happened to me when the fitting was put in too tight. easy fix, but yeah i would definately do a steel braded line also
 

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Well, it was an expensive fix, but its done.

I got 2 HKS banjo bolts, and 3' of steel braided line (dont ask why i got one so long) and I took the stock det oil feed line out.

Here's a question though. I know most people run a restrictor...is the hole in it REALLY small? Because the banjo bolts that came with these fittings have a VERY TINY hole in it for the oil to go through. I just hope its not too small.
 

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a restrictor is usually 0.040" so yeah, it should be small.

dont Solder anything other than wires on a car. you weld ****, not solder.

also, running with a leaky oil line is DANGEROUS, especially with it RIGHT next to the red hot exh manifold. you can very easily start a nice car-b-que this way. fix it, or dont drive it.
 

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Ok, here is one of the banjo bolts that I have left over..you can barely see the pinsized hole. I hope its not too small, but then I figure, HKS made this for a Garrett turbo, they wont make a product to harm your turbo....will they?

 

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That inline restricter could be for a ball bearing turbo, which IIRC uses less oil pressure than a standard turbo bearing. Someone on here should know for sure, so consider this a bump :)
 
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