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    Senior Member Four Rings
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    Question How to make sure No oil leaks from the turbos or coolant!

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    Ok, so I have read some stories about leaking oil and coolant from frankenturbos, I'm getting ready to put my lines on today, and I want to make for damn sure there are no leaks, And tips from you guys that have done it?

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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    You could use a dab of thread lock (blue) to keep things tight maybe?
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    Registered Member Four Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiNFS View Post
    You could use a dab of thread lock (blue) to keep things tight maybe?
    I'm pretty sure the hotside gets to around 1500 degrees farenheit when the thread lock is rated for 400 degrees.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by aysix View Post
    I'm pretty sure the hotside gets to around 1500 degrees farenheit when the thread lock is rated for 400 degrees.
    Poor idea then. What about some RTV sealant?
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    Veteran Member Four Rings rtl5009's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiNFS View Post
    Poor idea then. What about some RTV sealant?
    The answer is you need to run the car, until then all u can do is make sure everything is snug. Take your time putting everything together, make sure to use new crush washer and make sure they are centered.

    rtv will most likely burn off or give to the pressure.
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    Senior Member Three Rings lukeag25's Avatar
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    ^This.....it's all about the crush washers. Make sure everything is clean and free from deformities/burrs prior to instal.
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    Established Member Two Rings
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    I would take out the coolant bolt on the side of the turbo.i think it's a 5mm Allen .replace it with a new one or just give the bolt an extra turn.mine both leaked and it was kind of a pain in the ass to Get too.
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    Account Terminated Four Rings
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    Its the plugs that always leak. Either torque the hell out of them or replace the copper washer.

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    Senior Member Four Rings
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    The plugs on the side that are already installed?

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    Veteran Member Four Rings rtl5009's Avatar
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    Yup those plugs.
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    Established Member Two Rings force fed's Avatar
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    Same here, pass. Side plug leaked. PITA to tighten once motor is back in the car, just triple check everything, especially those plugs

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    Veteran Member Four Rings rtl5009's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by force fed View Post
    Same here, pass. Side plug leaked. PITA to tighten once motor is back in the car, just triple check everything, especially those plugs
    Both of mine leaked. Pass side was a harmless, the drivers side fuc*ing sucked cause of the waste gate actuator arm.

    Count your blessings.
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