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Help needed with a B18B1 build (urgent)

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Xanatos, May 19, 2015.

  1. Xanatos

    Xanatos Village Idiot VIP

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    So my dad who is a full fledged bodyman/mechanic/painter of 40+ years offered to tap my OEM oil pan for a turbo. He's a great welder and fabricator and it's free. My issue is I don't know what kind of "nozzle" to use. I won't be putting the turbo on for some time but I'm rebuilding the engine now and the guy building my motor said I should get it tapped now while it's easiest to access. I don't know what turbo I'm going to use either. What can I do to leave my options open down the road but still tap it now?
     
  2. whiterabbit06

    whiterabbit06 Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill? VIP

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    I'd use a big pipe thread fitting and thread a cap on it, that's how mine is.
     
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    whiterabbit06 Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill? VIP

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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    Don't they make nozzles that replace the plug? I don't know if they are any good or not.
     
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    Make sure the tap is at the TOP otherwise the oil won't drain in... it will be 'underwater'.
    also don't put it where there's a bolt hole or you won't be able to tighten the pan back to the block after it's in :X
    Make sure it sits flush or a little aiming up. you don't want the return line to have a 'puddle' spot. it needs to flow with gravity only.

    I highly recommend buying a set up like this: http://www.fast-turbo.com/products/Complete-Oil-Line-Kit.html

    It comes with the in-pan flange to weld in and the rest of the parts are top quality. looks expensive, but all those fittings are pricey
     
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    Tapped it with a 1/2 brass bushing and plugged it accordingly. My dad brazened (or whatever you call it with brass) the bushing to the hole in the pan. Should be good!
     
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