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turbo draines, re-use or new?

Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by dummi, May 3, 2005.

  1. dummi
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    dummi smoking a6

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    just want to know what people do usually? my last car turbo wastegate was loose and had it turbo fully recon locally, while the guy was at it he cleaned out the turbo drains which were clogged with baked oil rather than putting new ones in, saved some doh.

    what do you guys do, as my car is 2nd hand i am fully expecting turbos to have been effected by previous drivers habbits unknown to me. what are opinions,,, /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/book.gif
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    I may be wrong or stupid or both, but i havent heard of turbo drains.
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    I think it's the oil feed and return pipes for the Turbo mate, its recomended that they are changed at the same time as the turbo, to help prevent oil starvation or contamination
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    yeah thats what i meant /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif i heard same recomendation, from people selling them, but my local turbo shop cleaned them out when sorting mine out a few years back

    contamination aspect if i were changing oil grade, good point. stupid me :p
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