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Old 21 Aug 2014, 02:44 pm
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My 2003 gt blew it's 2nd turbo after 5 miles of driving. It broke the shaft between the wheels in two places. I have replaced the oil feed line (before installing this blown turbo) and am replacing the whole exhaust system due to a bad muffler to start with and now a system full of oil. I had to open up the drain back tube (also before this blowup) as it was plugged. Now, I'm wondering about the drain tube where in goes into the engine. I can pour oil thru it, but it seems to take too long to hit the pan. i have ran a drill bit, 3/8" down it until it hits something metal. Does anyone know if this should be open all the way into the pan, or know anything about this passage after it goes into the block?

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Old 21 Aug 2014, 03:50 pm
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The return or drain back oil for the Turbo is VERY important. If it does not allow the Turbo Charger heated oil to return very quickly to the engines sump the oil will cook the main body of the Turbo will heat up and destroy the bearings and seal along with other internal components very fast.

The oil return line is as important as the supply line maybe even more so?

One of the common mods on many performance engines is larger return lines.
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Old 21 Aug 2014, 04:31 pm
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I know, that's why I asked. I want to be satisfied that it will drain properly. I think I'm not going to feel safe until I put an AN-10 fitting in the pan; but it's not a fun job.
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Old 21 Aug 2014, 05:46 pm
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Although your upgrading to AN#10 is great idea I can assure you that the stock hose will more than cover even larger Turbo applications. If you PT is having a drain back problem it needs to be resolved before you do other mods.
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 07:13 pm
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I know that I don't have any restrictions in the outlet tube or fitting in the block, but after that i'm not sure and I don't want to pour oil into my new converter. Oil will drain thru the tube, but like 40 seconds to pour a quart. The whole mess, including the exhaust manifold, is off the engine now, so now's the time to get it right.
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 07:22 pm
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I don't think that's a bad time on the oil drain. If you had an oil drain problem, I would think you would have a smoking problem without cooking the turbo. I think you need to check the oil coming into the turbo or the lack there of.JMTC I would also make sure your coolant is getting to a flowing well to the turbo.
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Old 23 Aug 2014, 07:55 am
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I have a new feed line, which drained the oil pan in 2 miles of driving after the turbo blew. It blew with less then 5 miles on it. All of the clogged oil lines, and yes they were all clogged, were with the original turbo and were what destroyed it.
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The new turbo, was it a reman or what. Can you post picks of the turbo that we're talking about. This sounds like oil starvation. To happen so quick. The last time I've heard of this is a guy missed a plastic plug in one of the oil line holes and pumped his exhaust full of oil. But installed a replacement from the vendor. At witch time he discovered the mistake. So no disassembly, he just sent it back. don't know if there was any damage to the turbo.
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Old 25 Aug 2014, 01:44 pm
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I just ordered an inspection camera to snake thru the drain back fitting in the block. That will tell me if there's blockage there. Should have thought of this earlier.
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