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anybody have any info on this problem ?



here is where the oil leak is / was. where the oil return line ( downtube )
is pressed into the block. there is a rubber hose that makes the
connection, seemed really lose and was really leaking bad. trying to
figure out a way to get it replaced. is there a hard line you can buy
that goes all the way from the turbo to the block without having to
have the soft hose ?



 

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You need to replace the hose if it is damaged. These do not wear out as they are made of silicone. Replace the two clamps if they are not smooth in operation.

If you want a real leak, replace that hose with coolant hose.

Are you sure it leaks from this hose connection? It isn't the pipe leaking up at the top where the paper gasket is. Many do not replace this gasket when swapping the turbo. A bit of RTV is applied as it is easy and obtaining the proper gasket seems to be a problem for many.
 

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okay - is that silicone hose an actual part number that i can
go to the parts house and get .. ? also, i did check the gasket
on the connection to the bottom of the turbo, and yep, it was
in real bad shape. plan on using some black rtv to get a good
seal. i think this is the original turbo, here's a pic of it -





 

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yeah. just take it off. go to o' Reilley and tell em you want this specific hose. i cant remember what it is specifically. mine was red. dont go to autozone they charge way to much and the people there usually have a second job workin at mcdonalds
 

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right !! okay i'll take it this afternoon. once i get that
hose replaced and the exhaust manifold gaskets replaced
this bad boy should be good to go ! will star repairing
the vent system and some other odds and ends...
 

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yeah. theyre very fun to drive. and they were built to last. ive considered sellin mine bc of the electrical problems and bad paint. but i would regret it for the rest of my life
 

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I have the same leak at this hose. Can the hose be removed without taking off the pipe from the turbo or does that have to come off first?
 

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you can maybe. its just easiest to take off the hose. then clamps then that peice of hose. took me 30 minutes tops to replace the whole thing
 

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we took the turbo, exhaust manifold and that
oil return line off so we could get it cleaned up.
did try and get the hose off separate, but to
no avail.

looked like it had been leaking there for a while,
it was nasty as hell with oil gunked all over it.
 

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well o'reilly and autozone had no freakin idea what
i needed and looked at that piece of hose like it
had lepracy on it.

maybe try the cummins dealership tomorrow.. ?

any other ideas ?
 

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im not sure. its just some type of hose. dam i cant remember the name. they just cut me off 4inches of it and charged me 4 bucks and i walked out.
 
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