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I will be purchasing a kit from SFR with all the options possible, (Go all the way or nothing). My only concern is with the install of the oil cooling lines. The feed and return. Will I be drilling into the oil pan for the return? If so, I'll need a new oil pan gasket correct? I'm hoping there are ports that are on the engine already. Seeing how in Europe it came stock with a turbo. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

P.S. I will be doing a 1/4 run a few times before and after the stage 2 install.
 

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Well, I contacted SFR and to answer my own question, I WILL need to drill into the oil pan for the return. So an oil pan gasket will be needed/desired before the kit gets installed if anyone else was curious
 

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Another question if anyone could answer it, I have seen a thread on this, but there were not very good instructions. As to removing the oil pan, any good suggestions as to how to go about doing it? I read that there are a couple lines attached to it that are difficult to remove. Thanks for any advice.
 

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...you really don't need a new pan...just get a banjo fitting that will install where the oil pan drain is at....and don't let people tell you " is a bad idea "... mine has used that's setup for ten years...as well as the other two BMS turbos...

Jetfuel....need pics?
 

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...you really don't need a new pan...just get a banjo fitting that will install where the oil pan drain is at....and don't let people tell you " is a bad idea "... mine has used that's setup for ten years...as well as the other two BMS turbos...

Jetfuel....need pics?
I'll take your word on it. You seem to be the turbo guru here. If you wouldn't mind sharing the thread size/pitch and where to get the banjo bolt, that would be greatly appreciated. Is the line SFR sends long enough to reach the bottom of the pan as well then? I just want to make sure I have everything I need before the work begins. Thanks again.

Would something like this be good enough?
 

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...you really don't need a new pan...
I was planning on removing it, drilling a hole on the upper portion, adding the fitting for the return line then reinstalling it. I am definitely more inclined to go with the banjo bolt method.
 

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I went ahead and got the 10AN version of what I posted earlier. I didn't like the idea of a hose clamp keeping my engine from blowing. Also got the 10AN Drain flange for the turbo along with some braided lines for the oil.

I know my brother in law will be fighting me to not go this route, but you have proven results that there have been no issues with this specific setup. I'm just glad I don't have to drop the pan now. Thanks again for that information.
 
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