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Old 04-30-2016, 10:13 AM   #1
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Wanted: Turbo oil pressure line for DT360

Upon investigating a pretty bad oil leak we've determined that the turbo oil pressure pipe has been chafed through. Anyone got a bus they're parting out? Anyone know if there are other buses with compatible turbo lines? Or anyone know of a junkyard in NC/SC/TN/VA with buses?
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:26 AM   #2
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I'm sure is easy to come up with a replacemement. What thread size are on the ends? Odds are its 1/8" pipe-maybe 1/4". Any industrial hose shop could come up with something. Or a little searching in a jegs catalog. I bet you come up with a couple of fittings 1/8 pipe to -4 like this Earl's 981604, Earl's AN to NPT Adapter Fittings | Earl's
and a length of hose like this Earl's 64191924, Earl's Speed-Flex Lines | Earl's

Poof-$20 you're fixed for life.
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I agree...a cheap and easy fix once you know what fittings are on each end. Just make certain the hose has the right temperature and pressure rating. Any hydraulic fittings shop can help.

And whatever you do...don't let the turbo run short of oil before you get it fixed. At the speed they turn, they will go molten in a heartbeat without a full supply of lubricant to those bearings.

Then it will go from cheap fix to a really expen$ive one.
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The line that's on it is a solid metal line. The end that connects to the turbo has a diamond shaped gasket with two bolts, the other end has a flare fitting that screws onto the oil filter assembly. Is there any reason that I'd need the solid line, or could I use a flexible braided one? It would make it much easier to get to. We have a new turbo that I think we're gonna put on it. I've been nervous about it because it's bigger but from what I've been able to glean info-wise the waste gate on it is set to the same as the max PSI for the head bolts.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:11 PM   #5
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No reason for a solid line. A braided stainless would be far superior and good for life. I'd make a plate out of 1/4 or 3/8" steel-tap it-screw in a fitting for your diamond shaped end.
A bigger turbo may or may not be a good thing. Do you have a EGT gauge? A smaller turbo comes on sooner.
I have 2 turbos-one off a pick up + one off a van. Unsure of the internal differences-but there are some. The truck turbo would get hot way quicker than the van one-with no real difference in power. But the trucks have an intercooler where the van doesn't.
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