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Old 08-03-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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FI people, anyone replace oil lines?

basically i hate the oil lines that came with my sc kit, they are banjo style and im having a hard time stoping them from leaking. i want to replace them with braided stainless steel lines, and was wondering if anyone has done this?

if so, can you please link to products you used? summitracing has good stuff but
its all in some sort of sae ( -6 NA, NPT etc.) but the oil pressure switch (oil feed tap location) is in M12 x 1.5 (metric) so finding conversion peices is a pain if not impossible. they have a male m12, but no female to accept the stock oil pressure switch.

i also would like to know how FI people tackle the difficulty of fitting the oil feed line, an oil guage tap, and the stock pressure sensor, all back in that non existant space behind the oil aggregate housing. seems impossible

any help would be outstanding
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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i found these sweet banjo to hose end fittings, but again no female m12x1.5 adapters to be found.
would it be alright to just use my aftermarket guage and leave out the stock oil pressure switch?
will this cause fault codes? im sure it will trip a dash light

thoughts?

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Old 09-18-2008, 09:54 AM   #3
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well for informative purposes in case someone searches this, this is my progress.

- i finally got enough wrench on the stock oil pressure plug to get it off (didnt have to remove sc, but all the plumbing for it)
to my delight, the above pictured banjo plug end fits perfectly, but this leaves me with another problem.

now that i can turn my oil pressure plug into an oil feed line, i have nowhere to put my original oil pressure sensor.
unfortunately every pressure adapter i can find is in NPT (pipe thread, which is tapered) and nothing even close to 12mm
so thats where i am right now, i think i can easily extend the plug for the stock pressure sensor, but i cant fit it into my
new oil lines

if anyone has any advice i would love to hear it. i have an aftermarket oil pressure gauge and everything needed to hook it up
to my new oil line structure, but i dont want to send the ecu into a frenzy

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Old 09-18-2008, 09:57 AM   #4
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i also would like to know how FI people tackle the difficulty of fitting the oil feed line, an oil guage tap, and the stock pressure sensor, all back in that non existant space behind the oil aggregate housing. seems impossible
how i adressed this in my plan is to move everything out of that tiny space, instead ill use the banjo carb adapter i linked, and move the line out to a space in the engine compartment. i am thinking just under the front rail tucked above the radiator, the only problem is the pressure sensors (stock and aftermarket) stick out and look hideous
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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for the sake of anyone searching in the future:

running the car with an aftermarket oil pressure sensor appears to work fine. with the stock sensor completely disconnected, the car doesnt even throw a code or light.

im not sure why it doesnt throw a code, but it doesnt appear to on the first day at least
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