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Hey guys im really embarrassed to say my (now former) mechanic rerouted my turbo oil return line to oil pan with galvanized house plumbing pipe & welded it badly onto oil pan! The hose from turbo & piping looks like none of it can handle the extreme heat of oil exiting from turbo! Have to route this line to the oil pan. Can anyone tell me where to get the proper oil return hose? trying to buy stuff like this is hit & miss on amazon etc...Its too important to take a chance... THX! P.S. its a stock turbo on 89 TD Voyager
 

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Hi thx for that PN...But i need a much longer hose as it has to reach from turbo to back of oil pan. My engine doesnt have the usual drain back hole in block... I suppose a bigger width hose would be good too if possible. P.S. I did buy a "universal" kit from amazon seller that wasnt so universal ugh!
 

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Hi thx for that PN...But i need a much longer hose as it has to reach from turbo to back of oil pan. My engine doesnt have the usual drain back hole in block... I suppose a bigger width hose would be good too if possible. P.S. I did buy a "universal" kit from amazon seller that wasnt so universal ugh!
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Got some silicone heater hose from NAPA, they had all sizes. The Mitsu turbo takes 5/8 hose. The problem is its not oil resistant, is rated at 400 degrees tho... will be good for now. Engine def runs stronger now so i figure the old black (heater hose?) hose was collapsed.
 

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couldnt trust them to make a simple hose to oil pan...would you trust them to drill the block? i think not
 

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Holy crap! Sorry to hear you are dealing with something like this. What a headache. If your van was a stock turbo van, where has the oil drain back tube gone to?
 

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Holy crap! Sorry to hear you are dealing with something like this. What a headache. If your van was a stock turbo van, where has the oil drain back tube gone to?
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stock mitsu turbo. Drain back To the oil pan.
 

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The oil drain back tube is press fit into a boss in the back of the block at about a 45 degree angle. What had they done to close up that hole? Or is the hole wide open, allowing dirt or debris to make it's way into the oil pan?
 

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I installed a rebuilt 2.5 Turbo engine that was rebuilt long ago & stored away correctly. The reman company usually used non turbo common blocks & installed turbo eng guts....they didnt bother to drill the block for the oil drain back. They probably figured it was pretty easy for customer to set up drain back to oil pan....
 

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Update: Still havnt replaced the horrible house plumbing oil drain set up, but have installed a blue silicone hose from NAPA. Did notice an improvement in boost performace so im guessing the old black heater(?) hose had collapsed... Im told the new silicone hose isnt oil resistant but can handle up to 400 degrees, so eventually Ill see the hose sweat & shink I assume. Anyone know about how long these non oil resistant hoses last? anyone recommend a good new oil pan?...opinions on what & where i can get a proper hose? THX!
 
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