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Old 05-30-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Prep on a full Zetec rebuild for future Turbo?

I am building my engine for turbo implication down the road. for financial reasons it will be about 1 year between getting the car running again from the whole motor overhaul to getting a turbo on it. While I have everything (literally) in pieces and apart are the small things I can do now that will be easier to do now than later?

Like should I take the oil pan to weld in a bung for a return feed and then just plug it so down the road its already there? Things like that which will have minimal cost impact but make life much easier 1 year from now?

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Old 05-30-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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Oil pan and the fitting for the turbo feed is about it , Duratec the fitting for the feed is easy so do the pan now

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Old 05-30-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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is it advised not to use the oil feed on the block just under the coil pack? (also usually used for an oil pressure feed line...) Can you still T off that and use for an OIL pressure gauge?

Edit: Looks like the prep needed for that is to cut off a foot of the stock coil pack (thats what I have) and cut the mounting bracket. That should be fairly straight forward to do when its turbo time.... End of Edit.

Is there any particular sweet spot on the oil pan? guess as high as possible along any of the sides? Any particular size of the fitting? looks like you have 1/2" ID tubing for the return line.

Looks like this is what you (Tom) have done in the past...

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Old 05-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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no u can use the feed from the head BUT only for the turbo feed from the top. then the feed from the bottom goes to the pan
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Yes use the feed under the coil and cut off the bolting leg . put the fitting in the pan about anywhere you want , I go twords the top of the pan and use a 1/2 NPT to 5/8 barbed fitting that you can get at any Lowes , home depo , napa etc , I use the same in the STD adaptor fitting for the bottom of the turbo it is also 1/2 NPT

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Do you make&tap your own "lug"/bung that gets soldered to the pan that has the 1/2 NPT threads? or where can you pick one of those up at?

Edit: Just order one of these... http://lightningmotorsports.com/i-165106.aspx ?

Also with as thin of sheet metal as the oil pan is, should it be welded using a TIG welder or is a MIG ok?
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Just got the Bung in yesterday and fit it to the oil pan and drilled out the hole and ground a patch down to the metal. however I went to HomeDepot yesterday to find a 1/2 NPT plug and they did not have any NPT plugs. It seemed like they had everything but that. I am looking for a hex or Allen key plug since I obviously dont have a turbo yet to use the return line.

Guess its off to Lowes or just buy it on line...

Does any other "Thread" type fit in the NPT style fitting?
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NPT is the thread style and only a NPT will work and not mess up your threads , try a store like Napa if Lowes doesnt have it

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