Have a leaky turbo oil feed line? The Detroit Tuned Turbo Oil Line Kit is in stock, and ready to ship! This kit fixes the current stock oil line leak that happens when the line gets too hot too many times. The stock line just has an o-ring seal that allows adjustment in both directions, but the problem is the o-ring. After hundreds of heat cycles, the o-ring cooks it self and starts to leak oil onto the turbo. The longer you let it go, the worse it gets. We already know the turbo engines like to use a bit of oil, now if yours has a leak, you're really going thru the oil! This kit fixes all of that, so you will never have to worry about it again.
To complete the job we paired our line with a new oil return line. Why you ask? Cause after your turbo oil line has leaked all over, the return line can be covered in oil, burning off and breaking down the rubber. It all depends on how long it's been leaking. You're already in there, it's best to replace it and save yourself time and work. The return line is a MINI OEM part, and comes with everything you need to install it. You might want to also buy (and we highly recommend) a Exhaust Clamp, or an Exhaust Gasket, or even add this heat shield for more of a stock look (but is not requred with out line). Some pople have asked for the bolts also, but you should be able to reuse the old ones. If you notice oil wetness or drips in the vacinity of your oil cooler, you may want to also look into an oil filter housing seal kit while you have this area exposed. If your looking for everthing, take a look at our super kit!
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Posted by Nolan on 24th Feb 2014
Best replacement for a leaking oil line by far!
Posted by Ian on 3rd Feb 2014
Other reviewers have already mentioned my concerns:
1) The opening in the line is smaller than the OEM part.
2) Wasn't sure how tight to make the fittings on the line (not the banjo bolt to engine block or turbo but the fittings that are a part of the line itself)
Those points besides, I'm confident I won't be changing this part again. What a crummy design that MINI put a rubber part in the OEM line and then requires the down pipe to be removed to gain access to this line!
Thanks Detroit Tuned! I bought your line over the competition purely because you supplied helpful instructions and I wanted to say thank you with my wallet.
Posted by John on 14th Jan 2014
Turbo oil feeder line is a better alternative than the dealer product. Easier to install due to its flexibility saving time and future comebacks due to its design.
The return line is the same as the dealer product.
Only improvement that I would suggest is a better shipping method alternative Fedex ground took 7 days including Saturday and Sunday. USPS may have been better.
DT: This shipment was in the middle of a big snow storm, so FedEx was behind all over the US. We use them cause the USPS losses too many packages and don't want the customer to have to deal with that.
Posted by Doug C on 10th Jan 2014
One member on a Mini forum wrote that this part is overdesigned for the application. I'm very OK with that. The OEM part has failed on many owners' cars. I prefer to replace with the Detroit part once and never worry again. Good, solid quality that gives me confidence it should do it's job without failure ever.
Posted by Bean on 1st Dec 2013
Had Mini R56 turbo oil feed line installed on my 2009 cooper s w/ 72,000 miles. Mechanic doing installation mentioned that line diameter appeared smaller than oem hard line. But, said I should not have issues as long as I keep oil change interval < 5K miles. Took car for extended "spirited" drive, so far so good.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Nov 2013
This was a perfect replacement! Had no problems.
Thanks Detroit Tuned!!!
Posted by brad on 10th Nov 2013
This is a great product. It's hard to get excited about an oil line, but if adding this to my mini will lessen the chance of leakage then I'm in. I was replacing the oil filter housing and it's a good time to replace this line at the same time. Like others have said, it is not an easy task to get to this oil line. A beer pint glass and bottle opener was included with my order, because they knew I would need to use them after the work was done.
Posted by Shawn on 23rd Sep 2013
This is the best replacement kit for the turbo oil line. recently the stock oil line failed and cause a lot of smoke and burnt oil odor from the engine bay. this replacement is not an easy DIY project however I shouldn't ever need to do it again thanks to this product.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Aug 2013
I'm quite mechanically proficient and found the online instructions lacking a little once you get to the part where you actually have to route the new line - it could use more photos or illustrations.
This portion of the install is complicated by the fact that the ends of the hose where it connects to the fitting are able to swivel (when loose) making it a challenge to install without the line rubbing on either the heat shields or a section of the engine block. Ideally those connectors at the ends of the hose could be tightened in their proper position at the factory before the lines are shipped out which would take a bit of the guesswork/struggle out of the install process.
Other than that it seems like a good replacement and for the moment has certainly resolved the problem.
One more little thing - it would be good to suggest or offer replacement downpipe gaskets when doing this job. My upper gasket wasn't in the best of shape but I reused it anyway as I didn't have one handy and the dealership was closed.
FROM DT: The link for the exhaust gasket (down pipe) is at the end of the description. We will revisit the instructions to see how we can make it more clear, but there is no way to put the fitting on here at the shop and have them correct or even allow the line to be installed with the end on it. Thanks for the feedback.
Posted by Unknown on 20th Jul 2013
Pain in the butt to install on my 08 S, but everything is running smooth and now I feel great because it will never have to be replaced again
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