Turbo oil Feed ?

Charles Young

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Planning to make a flexible feed line and have been reading a number of posts but don't find a direct answer to a couple questions I have:
1-does a journal bearing TE 44 or any other similar journal bearing turbo have or need any sort of oil restrictor somewhere? If so, where is it?
2-is there anything particularly important about the 90° brass fitting at the feed inlet or can you simply eliminate that and plumb directly to the Turbo?
I expect this has been answered before but can't seem to find it so thanks for your input!
Charles


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salvageV6

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No restrictor, and the factory style feed lines used the fitting to make the hard line line up properly.

A braided teflon line as long as it goes into the turbo and flows (not kinked) wouldn't need the fitting.

A hard brass 90 degree factory type fitting works better than the soft brass hardware store ones so I find that particularly important... if used.
 
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TurboTGuy

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I bought this pretty slick piece from GN1 Performance, it has a 90* turn in the tube and an adaptor so that it fits easily on the brass fitting. It also has a re-useable 60 micron filter in it.

I like it a lot and it was around $169 if I remember right.
 

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Charles Young

C Young
Sep 25, 2012
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I bought this pretty slick piece from GN1 Performance, it has a 90* turn in the tube and an adaptor so that it fits easily on the brass fitting. It also has a re-useable 60 micron filter in it.

I like it a lot and it was around $169 if I remember right.
I have seen that one and it does look nice! I was planning on having one made locally but may still go through one of the vendors. I see Gbody parts has one too.
Thanks.