Have a leaky turbo oil feed line? Then 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 crimped into place that allows lots of 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! Before long your buying a new turbo at the price tag of $900-1800!! This kit fixes all of that, so you will never have to worry about it again.
To help 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) an Exhaust Clamp, and/or the Exhaust Gasket, or even add this heat shield for more of a stock look (but is not requred with our line). Some people have asked for the banjo bolts also, but you should be able to reuse the old ones. If you notice oil wetness or drips in the vicinity of your oil cooler, you may want to also look into an oil filter housing seal kit while you have this area exposed. To make this job fail proof, we highly recommend our Super Kit as it comes with everything you could need!
Trust this high quality kit that is made here in the USA, and is the only kit that has angled fittings to give the most clearence to engine part to reduce heat and wear.
This kit comes with:
Note: Fits all MINI Cooper S cars that currently come with a turbo in the "R" car line, with the N14 or N18 motors, "JCW" or "S". This will also fit the 2007+ Peugeot 207 GTI (thp175).
Posted by Eric on 28th Sep 2015
Great kit, it installs as easily as any replacement could. There is a bit of dis-assembly just to get to it but once there it is easy to route and easy to assemble. The only critique is the compression fitting, it's a bit of a gamble to tighten by "feel" as the instructions state when the part is buried as far as it is. A torque spec would be nice (despite the fact that you would need a crow's foot). Otherwise this kit does the job well.
Posted by Doug on 28th Jul 2015
First, you absolutely must disconnect your battery when installing this! Now that that's out of the way:
This kit is the perfect solution to an idiotic design choice. There are no parts to fail in this design, and it installs really easily, especially if you follow the step-by-step directions for removing all of the parts that are in the way, which can be found online at various forums. This kit did come with instructions for installing the feed line when I bought it, but they were not as thorough as what you can find online, and it didn't include the return line. I chose 4 stars because of this, and the fact that there is no mention that you must tighten the banjo connectors once you get the bolts installed, otherwise the line will leak at the banjo/line junction. I leaked 4 quarts of brand new Royal Purple into the street, and had to do the job twice because I didn't realize that. The parts themselves are top-notch, and work flawlessly. You should buy this kit.
DT: You didn't get a return line with this kit? That is impossible! If anything is ever missing you should call right away. Our directions state to tighten all fitting, Sorry you didn't see that.
Posted by harlan on 6th Apr 2015
Once you get everything exposed... That is... I did this in my garage with hand tools and a couple of jack stands. It took me and a 13 year old about four hours. Mainly just taking it apart, examining things and putting it back together. Much superior part to OEM. This, my Alta intake tube, and my catless downpipe, things are looking up for the Clubman.
Posted by Dan on 2nd Mar 2015
This kit was well thought out, and a real improvement over the poorly designed stock setup which was leaking oil on the exhaust. Car doesn't stink anymore, and hopefully will slow the oil burning issue Mini's are known for. The operation took 4.5 hrs and nearly every tool in my sustantial kit, as well as help from my wife, but the instructions helped, along with other internet resources. My only complaint with the supply line is the top bend could've been sharper. **I would recommend purchasing the lower "downpipe to exhaust pipe" gasket - I didn't, and wish I had.**
I'm a fairly competent shade tree mechanic, and would rate this as 2.5 out of 4 wrenches on the difficulty scale, or 3 busted knuckles, or 5 beers, depending on which scale you're using. ;)
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Dec 2014
Got "the leak" and within hours of receiving the kit, had it installed and running with no problems since. Perfect design and solution for leaking turbo oil lines. Search Detroit Tuned first for parts!
Posted by Brandy on 14th Dec 2014
Awesome product, works great, and it didn't take near as long to do ourselves as the Mini dealer estimated it to be done there and the cost was just unbelievable! I am so happy to have my baby back to normal, no oil smell, and no more waste or worry! I will come here first when I need parts. I appreciate great customer service, fast delivery, and a great product; MiMi does too! Thank you so much!
Posted by Unknown on 24th Mar 2014
Installs more easily than old rigid one comes out. Good telephone support for additional questions.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2014
The oil feed line is a great replacement for the turbo.The return line I received did not have an o-ring in the groove for sealing on the turbo end. Purchased one from auto parts but unsure if the size was correct. O-ring from old line was too big for new line so I did not have anything to go by. Other than that this is a terrific product. Would purchase this again from Detroit Tuned.
DT: If your ever missing any parts always call us and we can get you what you need. The Oil Return Pipe normally has a cap over it so we would never see if it's missing the o-ring. Our goal, the right quality parts the first time!
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.