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Re: [turbobike] oil pump fittings@stuff

Jeff Churchill (jcperformance@juno.com)
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 10:04:58 edt

 I've been using just  oil lines into and from the turbo with a check
valve on the feed side only,...the Shurflo is high mounted with a manual
switch,....no smoking problems,...the pump evacuates so fast not much oil
remains in the drain line it seems.  The feed line needed the check
valve,....on the H.D.  the oil tank is higher than the turbo,....it did
fill up with oil before I got it right.  I'm using plastic fittings,...so
far so good.

Jeff Churchill

J.C. Performance    617-06  Bicycle Path   Port Jefferson Station   NY  
11776    USA
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On Thu, 12 Aug 1999 08:48:20 -0400 Dave Morrill
<david.p.morrill@fairchildsemi.com> writes:
>    I'm running brass fittings in my Shurflo.  Yes on the check 
>the oil will gravity feed down the line, into the turbo and out into 
>exhaust header for a big puff of smoke every time you start it.  I 
>my pump full time, if you don't fully scavenge the oil you'll cook 
>turbo because fresh oil won't be able to get in it.
>    I'm running my pump through the fused ignition circuit.  A manual
>switch will be forgotten, all it takes is once.
>    Are you running hoses right out of the turbo, or do you have a 
>oil pan, and are pumping out of this?  Many people suggest a vented 
>pan, I'm curious what your doing.  I have a small oil pan but it's 
>vented, seems to be working OK but I'd like to get rid of it and just
>run hoses.
>Good luck,
>    Dave.