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post #1 of 3 Old 03-29-2011, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Turbo oil return line clamp

So, I'm reinstalling a turbo..

Man, what a pain to squeeze in the turbo air inlet while lining up and pressing in the oil return line and the uppipe bolts.

Now that it's neatly together I realize that I can't seem to access the hose clamp for the oil return line which is now almost completely blocked off by the turbo itself.

I had shoved the clamp down the hose to allow the pipe end of the return line to slip in, but now I don't know how to get it back in place. Should I have left it in place to begin with? Is there some trick to accessing this hose clamp?

My plan now is to start over, this time keeping the clamp squeezed open by some contraption on a string so I can pull and release once the pipe is fitted into the return hose.

Alternative suggestions?

(I'm working on a TD04, but I assume this applies to most turbo models)
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-30-2011, 12:22 AM
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Use a zip tie to hold whatever you need to, then cut it when you're done. If you have a magnetic wand (looks like a little retractable antenna) you can pull the clamp wherever you need it to not have to redo all the work.

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I always disconnect the return line from the motor, then attach it to the turbo before I install it then re-connect it when the turbo is installed when I'm working with a stock oil system. Usually though on a customers car I would recommend converting the feed and return lines to A/N fittings because they are easier to install and don't leak like the stock banjo and hose clamp fittings

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