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Hey guys, I've heard of getting steel braided hoses for the turbo oil lines.
Does anyone know where I can order some? My feed line has a slow leak.
I have an 88 Shelby Z (turbo II with a 5 sp).
 

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I just ordered some from FWD Performance yesterday.

Careful though - the location that leaks (flexible rubber portion) is right above the transmission bellhousing, and can often drip/run into the timing mark inspection hole. This is open right to the flywheel.

Get oil on your flywheel, and if it works its way to the front surface, you can kiss your clutch goodbye.

I just noticed a leak there on my newly-rebuilt LeBaron. It's painful, but I have to wait for new lines to drive it again - waiting a week to get the line is much better than needing to do a clutch job.
 

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I'm not too concerned. I have to put new bearings in my second transmission and then swap them out anyway, so a new clutch is naturally going to go with that.
 

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Local speed shops may also be of some help.
 

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Just finished the replacement on my car yesterday. Got the FWD performance set, because shipping was significantly cheaper for me. Job was very do-able with all manifolds and turbo in place in my LeBaron, should be the same for a Daytona. I did soak the turbo side fitting in penetrating oil once a day for 4 days before the job, and I did end up sawing off the turbo end of the old line, so that I could fit a socket over the fitting for removal.

Careful with the brass reducer bushing they give you to go into the oil distribution block. Mine wasn't tight enough for comfort with the 45 degree elbow facing the right way, so I decided to go one more turn, and broke it off on the distribusion block. Many hours later of drilling, tapping and picking out brass (hole isn't deep enough to completely clean out with a tap), I had the job done, with no leaks from the SS hose or any of the fittings.

Did have some oil smoke on startup, from oil that leaked out of the old line onto the turbo. Smoke cleared within ten minutes of idling, never seen any since.
 

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Last I heard, FWD gets them from TurbosUnleashed. I may be wrong. But I got mine directly from the source, TurbosUnleashed. The installation was done with the engine out of the car which made it far easier to install on the turbo (top). I suspect it will just take longer if the engine is in the car.
 

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Bob ONeill said:
Last I heard, FWD gets them from TurbosUnleashed. I may be wrong. But I got mine directly from the source, TurbosUnleashed. The installation was done with the engine out of the car which made it far easier to install on the turbo (top). I suspect it will just take longer if the engine is in the car.
Just took a little longer, with more sliced-up hands and swearing than if I had done it when the engine was out a month ago.
 
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