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What’s up k20 family! My setup consists of a sidewinder and I was wondering if any of you guys are running this side cover oil drain? Seems like a long haul for the drain vs at the pan. Let’s hear your opinions. Thanks
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I’d be worried about the angle of the drain. Definitely better in my opinion to have it go to the pan. More gravity 😅. But never seen that setup to be honest. Looks more form over function.
 

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My question is why or what reason is this part made with a -10AN lines? I understand oil lines that are under pressure being -10AN lets say for remote oil coolers & oil filter relocation applications. I do not think the drain will perform any better being -10.
 

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My question is why or what reason is this part made with a -10AN lines? I understand oil lines that are under pressure being -10AN lets say for remote oil coolers & oil filter relocation applications. I do not think the drain will perform any better being -10.
I have always used a -10 drain line for b series because the oem coolant fitting on the head is what we welded to the pan and a -10 pushlock hose fits perfectly over it. I think a lot of turbos have a -10 drain.
 

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My question is why or what reason is this part made with a -10AN lines? I understand oil lines that are under pressure being -10AN lets say for remote oil coolers & oil filter relocation applications. I do not think the drain will perform any better being -10.
I honestly don’t know why it’s the most commonly used size I just assumed for easy flow 🤷🏾‍♂️ I’ve seen 2 different versions of this piece now and was wondering how many people actually have it out there. Thanks
 

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The funny thing is the tensioner is right there so your basically pumping hot oil from ur turbo onto your tensioner which I wouldn’t want to be doing
 

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The funny thing is the tensioner is right there so your basically pumping hot oil from ur turbo onto your tensioner which I wouldn’t want to be doing
That is literally the same thing I thought! Why would I send hot oil straight to tensioner.
 

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Yeah this is confusing. Better use as a crankcase breather position than a turbo drain. You want the gravity drain to be as vertical as possible, but -10 is all I have ever used.
 

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I think that tensioner piece is more for the guys who are too lazy to do the oil pan the right way. It’s a pain in the ass with the motor in the car. But honestly every turbo kit I’ve ever seen on a Honda motor used an oil pan -10 drain from the turbo downwards.
 

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I honestly don’t know why it’s the most commonly used size I just assumed for easy flow 🤷🏾‍♂️ I’ve seen 2 different versions of this piece now and was wondering how many people actually have it out there. Thanks
I just want to know the reason why -10 is the choice size. If it works great.
 

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Yeah this is confusing. Better use as a crankcase breather position than a turbo drain. You want the gravity drain to be as vertical as possible, but -10 is all I have ever used.
You have a great point using that as a crankcase breather vs. a turbo drain.
 
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