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Mounting gravity drain turbos in a low position?

In the coming months I am going to start gathering parts to rebuild my turbo setup. Piping, new bov, possibly new FMIC.. etc etc.

Now my question is that since the turbos I am using, and would like to continue to use have a gravity feed for the oil drain back... If I mounted the turbo's lower than the oil pan, can I use a 12v pump to recirculate the oil back to the pan? Something similar to a setup like STS uses?

Where the turbos are now I don't like. I got the "kit" I am using at an UBER cheap price so I cant gripe to much about placement of fit.. but both purely suck and I want to clean it up quite a bit. I would like to place eac hturbo in front of the Fox GT foglight hole. The car DOES get driven on the street quite a bit and I would figure out some type of filter system for the air inlet but for now I just want to focus on can I mount them in a low position or not.

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IF I cant mount them low I will still rebuild the kit and place the turbos in the typical Fox twin turbo setup locations, it will just be a lot cleaner under the hood.

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I dont see why you couldnt. A lot of guys are doing that in the Cobra's that have twin turbos.

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Anyone know what kind of return pump they are running?

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I had used an inexpensive pump from Harbor Freight.

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I've got that exact setup, the turbos are mounted low behind the bumpers. I use two of these pumps, along with a small tank under each turbo.

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That is a pretty expensive pump. I have seen guys successfully use carb fuel pumps for this jump. I think the worry though is if those pumps have plastic internals and if they will hold up to the heat.

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You get what you pay for...

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Yeah, well I know people who have bought the more expense Weldon diff pumps for this and had them fail. Also know of people who have bought the same ones you have and had them fail. If there are examples of people running a $50 or so pump with success then why spend another $100 or so. Also everyone I know who is running low mounts just uses a single pump to handle both turbos and not dual pumps. So you do get what you pay for and sometimes you go overkill and overspend.

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True. I'd prefer going with a pump designed for oil rather than fuel though.

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My turbos are in my bumper and had to run a scavenger pump as well. I originally bought a $200 pump from fastlane in houston but a yr later it got a slight crack in the "head" piece and dripped constantly. Unfortunately they started using a new pump specifically designed for turbo setups and couldn't get the part to fix it. However the new pump is $300. I ended up going to Harbor Freight and buying a $50 pump. I've had it for a yr but right now it has a very slow drip. I plan to see if I can find that turbo oil pump online somewhere cheaper. If not I'll just buy another cheap one.

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turbowerx pump is what I run along with a lot of the modular turbo cars.

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