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[turbobike] Turbo mounting + oil scavenging

Dave Morrill (david.p.morrill@fairchildsemi.com)
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 09:31:43 -0500

All,
    Tacked together my exhaust manifold yesterday on the CBR600.  The
turbo is low and in front, about 8-9" from the exhaust ports.  I have
been taking pics during the project and will post them when and if I get
this thing running.

    Are you all supporting the full weight of the turbo with the exhaust
manifold, or have you added mounting brackets in addition to this?

    I am planning to scavenge the oil from the turbo using a Shurflo
pump, which will be mounted higher than the turbo.  They spec that they
can self prime up to 6 or 9 feet or so.  My question is should I build a
mini oil pan under the turbo, or just hook the pump up.  I'm worried
about oil pooling in the line below the turbo and blocking fresh oil
from coming in.  I smoked a bearing on my snowmobile turbo setup, I know
it was oil related, so I'm being cautious.  Any suggestions?

thanks,
    Dave.