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Old 06-25-2004, 08:39 PM   #1
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Can you help me stop my oil leak?

I just put a different turbo on my car. I've been having a few problems, and the different turbo solved one of them. Others still exist, and I'll probably be asking you about them soon enough. Problem is, I've now got an oil leak that I never had before. It's somewhere on the oil line that runs from the head to the turbo. Can't tell whether it's at the turbo or the head. Problem is, I don't want to tighten them anymore, for fear of stripping them out. Damn aluminum parts!!!

So, anyway, I replaced the washers that fit on the banjo bolts that hold the oil line in place. Not sure whether the ones I got are brass or copper. What is the best to use? I don't want my car to leak anymore. Thing is, I don't want to tighten these bolts anymore for fear of stripping them out. Damn aluminum engine parts, anyway!!! Is there anything else that I can use that'll work better? Like maybe the gaskets that are used on the oil pan drain plug? If you have any ideas for me, I welcome them.

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Old 06-27-2004, 01:03 PM   #2
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Re: Can you help me stop my oil leak?

Okay, I think I traced the source of the leak. Now I need to know if it's possible to fix it. I'm pretty sure the leak is at the head, and as everyone is aware, the head is aluminum. Well, seems that the threads are stripped where the banjo bolt screws into the head. Now I've got a problem. Is there any way to fix the threads on that? Can you use a heli coil on it, or do they make something else that I don't know about? Wouldn't a heli coil increase the chances of leakage, expecially if you don't cut the threads quite straight?

If you can give me some advice on this, I'd appreciate it.

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P.S. I HATE ALUMINUM ENGINE PARTS!!!
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Old 07-07-2004, 12:14 PM   #3
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This is an old post but f you havent decided yet, dont heli it you have to make sure its perfect or youll make your oil leak worse. Might be better to get a new head...

EDIT: You might try to have a shop do it for you.

Sorry i cant be more help.
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