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how to hook up coolant for turbo

hi ive search some and didnt find any answers.
where is the best place to tap into for a coolant supply and return for the turbo

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Don't u mean oil?

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Don't u mean oil?
he might have a bb turbo which would require both oil and coolant lines to it

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yes pkstang i do have a bb turbo, they have both oil and water hook ups. i still not sure of the easiest stop for the feed and return. im thinking of just routing the feed for the heater core threw the turbo first. if anyone has hooked one up let me know how you did.
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yes pkstang i do have a bb turbo, they have both oil and water hook ups. i still not sure of the easiest stop for the feed and return. im thinking of just routing the feed for the heater core threw the turbo first. if anyone has hooked one up let me know how you did.
thanks larry
im interested in this topic also. Kinda slipped my mind untill i read this. I dont see why the heater core feed idea wouldnt work.
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I tapped a fitting in my thermostat housing and returned it into the block drains.
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that sounds like a better idea. what size line did you run?
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How much flow does it really need? Could you use the lines that go to the TB stock? A guy I knew who built a turbo 4cyl actually put Ts in the upper and lower radiator hose and ran them straight from there. It worked


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I tapped a fitting in my thermostat housing and returned it into the block drains.
X2 that's how it was on my INCON TT kit....

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look on diagram 7 for a pic of how the coolant lines were run on the Incon TT kit

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In many cases, as long as there is enough space around the turbo CHRA...hooking up the coolant lines isn't necessary. The reason the Incon kit's had them was in part due to the way they were packaged...I.E. everything compacted close to the engine.

I would say that if you plan on hooking them up, you need to make sure that you have some sort of electric pump that will kick on when you shut the car down to prevent the coolant present in the CHRA from simply boiling ....which could also prevent coking of the shaft/bearings.

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In many cases, as long as there is enough space around the turbo CHRA...hooking up the coolant lines isn't necessary. The reason the Incon kit's had them was in part due to the way they were packaged...I.E. everything compacted close to the engine.

I would say that if you plan on hooking them up, you need to make sure that you have some sort of electric pump that will kick on when you shut the car down to prevent the coolant present in the CHRA from simply boiling ....which could also prevent coking of the shaft/bearings.
Ive been getting mixed answers on that also. Some say run the coolant to the turbo since it was designed to have it, others say it is not needed.
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and thanks for that link to incons install diag
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Ive been getting mixed answers on that also. Some say run the coolant to the turbo since it was designed to have it, others say it is not needed.
from what i have read its all on how much you use the car. i never hooked mine up but my car is only a track car. but if i had a street car i would hook it up

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my buddy has a bb turbo on his car, this is what he did. took the metal heater lines that go to the heater core an removed the one that didnt have the sensor. (used a cut of wheel) an replaced that with a line to the turbo the from turbo to the port on the water pump. if you could find out what way the water runs in the lines you could use the heater core like a cooler for the turbo. if you dont have a heater core just run the lines from the water pump an call it a day. hope that helps. an the sound of a BB turbo is amazing just like a jet fighter on take off!
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Here are some instructions that we made for our universal water line kits. Hopefully this helps.

http://www.turboneticsinc.com/sites/...0kit%20ins.pdf
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