So I was using the plasma last night to cut out my flange that goes to the hot side of the turbo and started thinking ahead for the oil feed/drain..
What are your thoughts guys?
The turbo has threaded holes for both the feed and drain and I’m wondering if it would be good enough to just thread fittings vs having a small plate utilizing a gasket and two bolts...?
Reason I ask is the amount of heat coming off the drain side, is there a high temp paste I’d need to add to prevent it from leaking? And if I make small flanges to use the seals the turbo came with, I’d still be threading and tapping them and using fittings which would sort of be redundant... unless I go with a 45 degree 1” tubing ID -Nipple- and just weld it up on the flange....
I’m literally going to be taking the oil drain towards the pump, going in between the pump and block, then straight down to where the factory fuel plunger block plate is at, with a new plate and possibly welded -Nipple-.
The topside I believe is .25” NPT and the bottom side is definitely .75” NPT
Getting an idea to save this piece and make another for the 3” ID elbow