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turbo drain tube?
« on: May 22, 2013, 04:45:56 PM »
When I changed from truck exhaust manifold to bus(60 series) My turbo drain tube is about 2 inches short. So three choices. cut and splice with rubber hose.  splice and solder  or buy new tube for bus application. Of course last is preferred but ? is it overkill? This is no pressure return to sump line. Amazing what little details happen when your wrapping up.  Bob
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 06:18:14 PM »
If you use hose, make sure it will be long term compatible with hot engine oil. Some will swell/seep at clamps. How about teflon lined ss braided hose?
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 06:32:12 PM »
Buy the right tube many of turbos are sold each day because of bad return lines no way would I use a section of rubber as a splice and then again we all do it our way after over 2 years of blood,sweat,tears and money why worry about 60 bucks now Bob lol 

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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 06:46:01 PM »
 ;D I know it just seems little things slip up on me!  I have other little items on get list also.. to late in game to..... Brand new tube also-just not correct one.  Need different dip stick also so not only little detail. I should make a list for guys doing truck to bus list of 60 serries. I was lucky and Dick E had most of it when I got engine/trans. Jim and Rusty have been a big help also.
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 06:55:49 PM »
Bob I know it's late, but I am going to call you.
I think I have what you need in the shop and can have it expressed to you.
But the van leaves for E'ville @ 5 AM!
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 07:52:40 PM »
Dadgummit! Sorry Bob I thought sure I had ya fixed up!

I guess Setra does things different!
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 08:02:17 PM »
GOOD phone chatt --I got grease on chair and you ran washer over what else can you ask for? Yes= old friend and buses. I know for sure 24 inches long now. Keep the shinny side up my friend.   Bob
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 08:45:21 PM »
Bob, I've enjoyed my chats with you, but your bus is a mystery to me. Never seen it...never seen pictures. Does it really exist? ;-)


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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 05:35:22 AM »
Scott, we golden age guys are not into all the new technology lol I have 100's of photos on memory sticks and never could post one here  

Dreamscape would do mine and post here for me if I emailed the ones to him to much of a hassle for me and Paul I understand why Bob doesn't post photos
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 05:52:22 AM »
Scott; started from beginning photo on bus projects. Old photos and will add more as abality allows. none newer than 6 months. Bob
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 06:24:53 AM »
Bob,

Cliffords right as usual!

Never try to save a few bucks by patching something up. It will bite you later.

Do it right the first time! Most of us have these coaches as a labor of love.
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 07:37:39 AM »
FWIW my turbo on my 8V71T used a rubber hose connection in the drain tube as stock, and I just put on a longer one when I relocated it to put he engine in the bus.  I used 1" ID high temp hydraulic oil hose (not high pressure hose, just rated for high temp oil).  Same stuff as is used for low pressure on power steering reservoirs.

Got no comment on the invisible bus, sorry...   ;D

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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2013, 08:11:32 AM »
Any hose that is near the turbo should be high temp braided or stainless.
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2013, 09:40:19 AM »
Those rubber hoses weren't stock DD used a metal tube from the turbo oil drain to the block I have several off the 8v71TA I never saw a hose coming from the turbo I have saw a few at the block
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Re: turbo drain tube?
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2013, 09:43:07 AM »
Here is a picture of the original drain but setup, you can see the hose clamps on the flexible hose to the steel tube.  I reused them both, and extended the steel tube down to the pan with a flexible hose.

Brian
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