Just wondering if i can use some kind of liquid gasket on the turbo oil feed and return lines instead of a paper(or whatever stock is) one. I dont know too much about sealants and was wondering if anyone could recommend something for me to use.
I've used the copper sealant on head gaskets before where shims had to be used. Any type of sealer used in this are could potentaily break free and cause problems with the oil system. Using the gasket is probably the best way to go.
I never use RTV on oil pumps or oil lines/filter adapters. Elsewhere it's fine. Just look at how the OEM's do modern engines, they use RTV on almost everything except oil pumps and oil line blocks etc.
Using ANY kind of RTV in an oiling system is a no no for the reasons already stated. Banjo fittings with copper gaskets and teflon tape are proper sealant materials. Would you use RTV to seal junctions in your brake system? I hope not.
You're so right Bubble! I even used Ultra Grey on a car that HAS NO OIL PAN GASKET but requires a fancy DEALER ONLY special adhesive that cost $32! I just reinspected it a year and it's still HIGH AND DRY! Norm K.
its thanks to steves and my friend with a 240SX that i used this ultra grey RTV on my oil pan, and so far, no leaks...its awesome! and smells good too. hey hybrid, becuase you are god and you KNOW it is going to break off and get sucked up in my oil system and screw my engine, i will call you the day it does that and apologize to you for me not agreeing with the master. untill then, lots of people use it, CAR MANFUACTURES use it, so i will use it.